The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the
THESSALONIANS
-- Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible - Copyright 1962 - 1998 --

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2 Thessalonians 1
1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, my brothers, as it is right, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each one of you abounds toward one another;
4 so much so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which you endure.
5 For this is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God for which you also suffer,
6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay tribulation to those who trouble you,
7 and to give rest with us to you who are troubled, at the revealing of the Lord Jesus from Heaven with the angels of His power,
8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God and who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,
9 who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
10 when He shall come to be glorified in His saints and to be admired in all those who believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that Day.
11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of the calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 Thessalonians 2
1 Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,
2 that you should not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word or letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition,
4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
6 And now you know what holds back, for him to be revealed in his own time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst.
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming,
9 whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie,
12 so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth,
14 to which He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, my brothers, stand fast and hold the teachings which you have been taught, whether by word or by our letter.
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

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2 Thessalonians 3
1 Finally, my brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, even as it also is with you.
2 And pray that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for all do not have the faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and guard you from the evil.
4 And we have confidence in the Lord regarding you, that you both do and will do the things which we command you.
5 And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.
6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks disorderly, and not after the teaching which he received from us.
7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us. For we did not behave ourselves disorderly among you,
8 neither did we eat any man's bread freely, but we worked with labor and travail night and day, so that we might not be heavy on any of you
9 (not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example to you, to imitate us).
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this, that if anyone would not work, neither should he eat.
11 For we hear that there are some who walk disorderly among you, not working at all, but being busybodies.
12 Now we command and exhort those who are such, by our Lord Jesus Christ, that they work with quietness and eat their own bread.
13 But you, brothers, do not be weary in well doing.
14 And if anyone does not obey our word by this letter, mark that one and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16 And may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
17 The greeting of Paul by my own hand which is the sign in every letter, so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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Scripture taken from the Modern King James Version of the Holy Bible
Copyright 1962 - 1998
By Jay P. Green, Sr.
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