Bible Gateway passage: 2 Thessalonians 3 - New International Version (2024)

Save 20% FOR LIFE on Bible Gateway Plus! As low as $3.33/mo. with an annual plan.

Log In/Sign Up

Bible Book List Bible Book List

Font Size

PreviousNext
Add parallelPrint

Listen to 2 Thessalonians 3

Request for Prayer

3As for other matters, brothers and sisters,(A) pray for us(B) that the message of the Lord(C) may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.(D) 2And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people,(E) for not everyone has faith. 3But the Lord is faithful,(F) and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.(G) 4We have confidence(H) in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5May the Lord direct your hearts(I) into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

Warning Against Idleness

6In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,(J) we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from(K) every believer who is idle and disruptive(L) and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us.(M) 7For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example.(N) We were not idle when we were with you, 8nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked(O) night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help,(P) but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.(Q) 10For even when we were with you,(R) we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work(S) shall not eat.”

11We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.(T) 12Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ(U) to settle down and earn the food they eat.(V) 13And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.(W)

14Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them,(X) in order that they may feel ashamed.(Y) 15Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.(Z)

Final Greetings

16Now may the Lord of peace(AA) himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.(AB)

17I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand,(AC) which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.(AD)

Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Or tradition

Cross references

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 : 1Th 4:1
  2. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 : S 1Th 5:25
  3. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 : 1Th 1:8
  4. 2 Thessalonians 3:1 : 1Th 2:13
  5. 2 Thessalonians 3:2 : S Ro 15:31
  6. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 : S 1Co 1:9
  7. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 : S Mt 5:37
  8. 2 Thessalonians 3:4 : S 2Co 2:3
  9. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 : 1Ch 29:18
  10. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 : 1Co 5:4
  11. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 : ver 14; S Ro 16:17
  12. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 : ver 7, 11
  13. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 : S 1Co 11:2
  14. 2 Thessalonians 3:7 : ver 9; S 1Co 4:16
  15. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 : S Ac 18:3; Eph 4:28
  16. 2 Thessalonians 3:9 : 1Co 9:4-14
  17. 2 Thessalonians 3:9 : ver 7; S 1Co 4:16
  18. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 : 1Th 3:4
  19. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 : 1Th 4:11
  20. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 : ver 6, 7; 1Ti 5:13
  21. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 : 1Th 4:1
  22. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 : 1Th 4:11; Eph 4:28
  23. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 : Gal 6:9
  24. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 : ver 6; S Ro 16:17
  25. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 : S 1Co 4:14
  26. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 : Gal 6:1; 1Th 5:14; Phm 16
  27. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 : S Ro 15:33
  28. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 : Ru 2:4
  29. 2 Thessalonians 3:17 : S 1Co 16:21
  30. 2 Thessalonians 3:18 : S Ro 16:20
Next2 Thessalonians 21 Timothy 1Next

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan.

Bible Gateway Recommends

Bible Gateway passage: 2 Thessalonians 3 - New International Version (2)

The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition, Comfort Print

Retail: $74.98

Our Price: $52.49

Save: $22.49 (30%)

Bible Gateway passage: 2 Thessalonians 3 - New International Version (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Msgr. Benton Quitzon

Last Updated:

Views: 6395

Rating: 4.2 / 5 (63 voted)

Reviews: 86% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Msgr. Benton Quitzon

Birthday: 2001-08-13

Address: 96487 Kris Cliff, Teresiafurt, WI 95201

Phone: +9418513585781

Job: Senior Designer

Hobby: Calligraphy, Rowing, Vacation, Geocaching, Web surfing, Electronics, Electronics

Introduction: My name is Msgr. Benton Quitzon, I am a comfortable, charming, thankful, happy, adventurous, handsome, precious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.