The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
AUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus,
unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ:
1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren,
as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and
the charity of every one of you all toward each other
1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of
God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and
tribulations that ye endure:
1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous
judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom
of God, for which ye also suffer:
1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to
recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the
Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty
1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know
not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus
1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction
from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his
1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints,
and to be admired in all them that believe (because our
testimony among you was believed) in that day.
1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God
would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all
the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith
1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be
glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our
God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[ II Thessalonians:
Chapter 1: | Verses: 12 | Words: 291 ]
OW we beseech you, brethren, by
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our
gathering together unto him,
2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,
neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as
that the day of Christ is at hand.
2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day
shall not come except there come a falling away first, and
that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is
called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in
the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I
told you these things?
2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be
revealed in his time.
2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only
he who now letteth will let until he be taken out of the
2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the
Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall
destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2:9 Even him whose coming is after the working of
Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in
them that perish; because they received not the love of the
truth, that they might be saved.
2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong
delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the
truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for
you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the
beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the
Spirit and belief of the truth:
2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the
obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the
traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even
our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us
everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good
word and work.
[ II Thessalonians:
Chapter 2: | Verses: 17 | Words: 381 ]
INALLY, brethren, pray for us,
that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be
glorified, even as it is with you:
3:2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and
wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you,
and keep you from evil.
3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you,
that ye both do and will do the things which we command
3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of
God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every
brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition
which he received of us.
3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for
we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but
wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might
not be chargeable to any of you:
3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves
an ensample unto you to follow us.
3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded
you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among
you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our
Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their
3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle,
note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be
3:15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish
him as a brother.
3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always
by all means. The Lord be with you all.
3:17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is
the token in every epistle: so I write.
3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen.