||Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of
the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus
||Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.
||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
||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:
||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:
||Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense
tribulation to them that trouble you;
||And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord
Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
||In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not
God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
||Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from
the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
||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.
||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 with
||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.
||Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
||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.
||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;
||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.
||Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told
you these things?
||And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be
revealed in his time.
||For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he
who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
||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:
||Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan
with all power and signs and lying wonders,
||And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them
that perish; because they received not the love of the
truth, that they might be saved.
||And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie:
||That they all might be damned who believed not the
truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
||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:
||Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining
of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
||Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions
which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
||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,
||Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word
||Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the
Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is
||And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and
wicked men: for all men have not faith.
||But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and
keep you from evil.
||And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye
both do and will do the things which we command you.
||And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God,
and into the patient waiting for Christ.
||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.
||For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we
behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
||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:
||Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an
ensample unto you to follow us.
||For even when we were with you, this we commanded you,
that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
||For we hear that there are some which walk among you
disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
||Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord
Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their
||But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
||And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note
that man, and have no company with him, that he may be
||Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a
||Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by
all means. The Lord be with you all.
||The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the
token in every epistle: so I write.
||The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.