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in no wise 4

"But escape.

brethren, are not in darkness,

ye, (5 that that day should overtake you 'as a thief : "for ye

are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of 6 the night, nor of darkness; "so then let us not sleep, 7 as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober. "For they

that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken 8 are drunken in the night. "But let us, since we are of

the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and (9) love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. "For God

appointed us not unto wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, "who died for

us, that, whether we ’ wake or sleep, we should live to11 gether with him. "Wherefore ' exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye

do. But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and (13 admonish you; "and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among your

"And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, (15) be longsuffering toward all. "See that none render unto

any one evil for evil ; but alway follow after that which 16 is good, one toward another, and toward all. "Rejoice 17, 18 alway; "pray without ceasing; 'in every thing give thanks:

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward. 19, 20 "Quench not the Spirit; "despise not prophesyings; 21, 22 "* prove all things; hold fast that which is good ; 'abstain

5 form of evil. (23 And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly;

and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus

(14 selves.

from every

? Or, watch 3 Or, comfort * Many ancient authorities insert but. 5 Or, appearance

6Gr. presence.

1 Some ancient authorities read as thieves.

A.V.-not; 5 (the) children..(the) children ; 6 Therefore. .others ; 8 who..an ; 9 (hath) .. to..to obtain.. by; 11 comfort | yourselves together..edify one another ; 12 And.. which ; 13 very..(And); 14 Now..warn them that are unruly, comfort. .feebleminded .. patient..(men); 15 man..ever.. [both] among yourselves. . to.. (men); 16 evermore ; 18 concerning you ; 22 all | appearance | ; 23 very.. (I pray God).. whole.. blameless unto.

24) Christ. "Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also

do it. 25

Brethren, pray for us'. 26,(27 Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.

'I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the breth

ren. (28

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 1 Some ancient authorities add also.

Many ancient authorities insert holy.

A. V.—26 Greet..an; 27 | charge l.. [holy); 28 [Amen).
1 [The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]

THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

TO THE

THESSALONIANS.

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Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus (2 Christ; "Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are bound to give thanks to God alway for you, brethren, even as it is meet, for that your faith groweth

exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all toward 4 one another aboundeth ; "so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in

all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye en5 dure; "which is a manifest token of the righteous judge

ment of God; to the end that ye may be counted worthy 6 of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer : 'if so

be that it is a righteous thing with God to recompense 7) affliction to them that afflict you, "and to you that are

afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus (8 from heaven with the angels of his power "in flaming fire,

rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to (9 them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus : 'who

shall suffer punishment, even eternal destruction from the 10 face of the Lord and from the glory of his might, "when

he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be mar

velled at in all them that believed (because our testimony (11) unto you was believed) in that day. "To which end we

also pray always for you, that our God may count you

A.V.-CH. I. 1 Timotheus ; 2 unto.. [our] ; 3 thank..always.. because..charity..every .. each other ; 4 tribulations that ; 6 Seeing.. tribulation. . trouble ; 7 who.. troubled.. when.. shall be revealed. . mighty ; 8 taking on..[Christ] ; 9 be punished (with) ever. lasting.. presence.. power ; 10 admired.. I believe ...among ; 11 Wherefore..would,

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worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of good(12 ness and every work of faith, with power; "that the name

of our Lord Jesus 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, 'touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together 2 unto him; "to the end that

"to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or

by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the (3) Lord is now present; "let no man beguile you in any

wise : for it will not be, except the falling away come first,

and the man of 4sin be revealed, the son of perdition, (4

"he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is

called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in 5 the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. "Re

member ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told 6 these things ? 'And now ye know that which restraineth,

to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. (7 "For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work:

'only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of

"And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall Oslay with the breath of his

mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his 9 8 coming; "even he, whose 3 coming is according to the

working of Satan with all to power and signs and lying (10 wonders, "and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them

I told you

8 the way.

that are perishing; because they received not the love of 1 Gr. good pleasure of goodness. 2 Gr. in behalf of. Gr. presence.

4 Many ancient authorities read lawlessness. 5 Gr. an object of worship.

6 Or, sanctuary ? Or, only until he that now restraineth be taken &c. 8 Some ancient authorities omit Jesus.

9 Some ancient authorities read consume. 10 Gr. power and signs and wonders of falsehood.

A. V.-this..all the good pleasure.. (his)..the ; 12 (Christ]. -CH. II. I by..(by) ; 2 soon..in.. or l..neither..nor..nor..letter.. Christ I..at hand ; 3 deceive..by..means ..that day shall..come .. (there)..a..that ; 4 Who..above.. [as God]..shewing.. that he is ; 6 what withholdeth..might..time ; 7 iniquity..he who..letteth (will let): 8 that Wicked ..l consume 1..spirit.. shall destroy with..brightness ; 9 him.. after ; 10 deceivableness ..[in]..perish.

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the truth, that they might be saved. "And for this cause

God sendeth them a working of error, that they should 12 believe a lie: "that they all might be judged who believed

not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13) But we are bound to give thanks to God alway for you,

brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you

'from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of 14 the Spirit and belief of the truth : "whereunto he called

you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of 15 our Lord Jesus Christ. "So then, brethren, stand fast,

and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by

word, or by epistle of ours. (16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our

Father which loved us and gave us eternal comfort and (17)good hope through grace, "comfort your hearts and stab

lish them in every good work and word. 3 (1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the

Lord may run and be glorified, even as also it is with (2 you ; "and that we may be delivered from unreasonable 3 and evil men; for all have not 3 faith. "But the Lord is

faithful, who shall stablish you, and guard you from * the 4

"And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we 5 command. "And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of 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 7 tradition which 5they received of us. "For yourselves

know how ye ought to imitate us: for we behaved not 8) ourselves disorderly among you; "neither did we eat bread for nought at any man's hand, but in labour and Many ancient authorities read as firstfruits. ? Or, faith * Or, the faith

(4 evil one.

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5 Some ancient authorities read ye.

4 Or, evil

A.V.-11 | shall send ...strong delusion ; 12 damned ; 13 because.. hath..chosen.. to.. through ; 14 by ; 15 Therefore. . have been..our ; 16 | even 1..(hath).. hath given.. everlasting consolation ; 17 (you). -CH. III. 1 have (free) course ; 2 wicked.. (men); 3 keep ; 4 (you) : 5 patient waiting for ; 6 | hel; 7 follow.

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