Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the
Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
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 aboundeth;
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
[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
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 power:
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
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,
showing himself that he is God.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his
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
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
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 and work.
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have
[free] course, and be glorified, even as [it is] with you:
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
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 own bread.
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 ashamed.
Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
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. Amen.