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The second I. THESSALONIANS, 5. coming of Christ.

4 That every one of you 16 For the Lord himself shall should know how to possess descend from heaven with a his vessel in sanctification and shout, with the voice of the honour; archangel, and with the trump 5 Not in the lust of concupis- of God: and the dead in Christ cence, even as the Gentiles shall rise first: which know not God:

17.Then we which are alive 6 That no man go beyond and remain shall be caught and defraud his brother in any up together with them in the matter: because that the Lord clouds, to meet the Lord in the is the avenger of all such, as air: and so shall we ever be we also have forewarned you with the Lord. and testified.

7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.



8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. UT of the times and the 9 But as touching brotherly no need that I write unto you. seasons, brethren, ye have love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves 2 For yourselves know perare taught of God to love one fectly that the day of the Lord another. so cometh as a thief in the 10 And indeed ye do it toward night. all the brethren which are in 3 For when they shall say, all Macedonia: but we beseech Peace and safety; then sudyou, brethren, that ye increase den destruction cometh upon more and more; them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not


11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own 4 But ye, brethren, are not in business, and to work with darkness, that that day should your own hands, as we com- overtake you as a thief.

manded you;

12 That ye may walk honestly 5 Ye are all the children of toward them that are without, light, and the children of the and that ye may have lack of day: we are not of the night, nothing. nor of darkness. 13 But I would not have you 6 Therefore let us not sleep. to be ignorant, brethren, con-as do others; but let us watch cerning them which are asleep, and be sober. that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord. shall not prevent them which are asleep.

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

day, be sober, putting on the 8 But let us, who are of the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvo tion by our Lord Jesus Chri




10 Who died for us, that, for this is the will of God in whether we wake or sleep, we Christ Jesus concerning you. should live together with him. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 11 Wherefore comfort your- 20 Despise not prophesyings. selves together, and edify one 21 Prove all things; hold fast another, even as also ye do. that which is good. 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are 23 And the very God of peace over you in the Lord, and sanctify you wholly; and I admonish you; pray God your whole spirit 13 And to esteem them very and soul and body be preserved highly in love for their work's blameless unto the coming of sake. And be at peace among our Lord Jesus Christ. yourselves.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

14 Now we exhort you, bre-24 Faithful is he that calleth thren, warn them that are you, who also will do it. unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks:

25 Brethren, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.




PAUL, and Silvanus, and

Lord Jesus Christ:


2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

4 So that we ourselves glory

church of the Thessalonians for your patience and faith in in you in the churches of God in God our Father and the all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 5 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: 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing

3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith eth exceedingly, and thel


II. THESSALONIANS, 2. of sinners. with God to recompense tribu- himself above all that is called lation to them that trouble you: God, or that is worshipped; so 7 And to you who are trou- that he as God sitteth in the bled rest with us, when the temple of God, shewing himself Lord Jesus shall be revealed that he is God. from heaven with his mighty angels,

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be

revealed in his time.

8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with 7 For the mystery of iniquity everlasting destruction from doth already work: only he the presence of the Lord, and who now letteth will let, until from the glory of his power; he be taken out of the way. 10 When he shall come to be 8 And then shall that Wicked glorified in his saints, and to be revealed, whom the Lord be admired in all them that shall consume with the spirit believe (because our testimony of his mouth, and shall deamong you was believed) in stroy with the brightness of his that day. coming:

11 Wherefore also we pray 9 Even him, whose coming is always for you, that our God after the working of Satan with would count you worthy of this all power and signs and lying calling, and fulfil all the good wonders, pleasure of his goodness, and 10 And with all deceivablethe work of faith with power: ness of unrighteousness in 12 That the name of our Lord they received not the love of them that perish; because Jesus Christ may be glorified the truth, that they might be in you, and ye in him, accordsaved. ing to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


OW we beseech you, bre

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in un

N thren, by the coming of righteousness.

our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 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.

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the be ginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you 3 Let no man deceive you by by our gospel, to the obtaining any means: for that day shall of the glory of our Lord Jesus not come, except there come a Christ. falling away first, and that 15 Therefore, brethren, stand man of sin be revealed, the fast, and hold the traditions son of perdition; which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

4 Who opposeth and exalteth

The idle



16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ wrought with labour and trahimself, and God, even our vail_night and day, that we Father, which hath loved us, might not be chargeable to and hath given us everlasting any of you:

consolation and good hope 9 Not because we have not through grace, power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.


10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are NALLY, brethren, pray some which walk among you for us, that the word of disorderly, working not at all, the Lord may have free course, but are busybodies.


and be glorified, even as it is 12 Now them that are such with you:

2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

we command and exhort_by
our Lord Jesus Christ, that
with quietness they work, and
eat their own bread.

weary in well doing.
13 But ye, brethren, be not

14 And if any man obey not that man, and have no comour word by this epistle, note pany with him, that he may be ashamed.


15 Yet count him not as an 5 And the Lord direct your enemy, but admonish him as hearts into the love of God, a brother. and into the patient waiting 16 Now the Lord of peace for Christ. himself give you peace always 6 Now we command you, bre- by all means. The Lord be thren, in the name of our Lord with you all.

Jesus Christ, that ye with- 17 The salutation of Paul with draw yourselves from every mine own hand, which is the brother that walketh disorder-token in every epistle: so I ly, and not after the tradition write.

which he received of us.

18 The grace of our Lord 7 For yourselves know how Jesus Christ be with you all. ye ought to follow us: for we Amen. behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but

The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.




and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doc


11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my


PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; 2 Unto Timothy, my own son 12 And I thank Christ Jesus in the faith: Grace, mercy, our Lord, who hath enabled and peace, from God our Fa-me, for that he counted me ther and Jesus Christ our Lord. faithful, putting me into the 3 As I besought thee to abide ministry;

still at Ephesus, when I went 13 Who was before a blasinto Macedonia, that thou phemer, and a persecutor, and mightest charge some that they injurious: but I obtained teach no other doctrine,

4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

5 Now the end of the com- 15 This is a faithful saying, mandment is charity out of a and worthy of all acceptation, pure heart, and of a good con- that Christ Jesus came into science, and of faith unfeigned: the world to save sinners; 6 From which some having whom I am chief. swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;


16 Howbeit for this cause I 7 Desiring to be teachers of obtained mercy, that in me first the law; understanding neither Jesus Christ might shew forth what they say, nor whereof all longsuffering, for a pattern they affirm. to them which should hereafter 8 But we know that the law believe on him to life everlastis good, if a man use it law-ing. fully; 17 Now unto the King eter9 Knowing this, that the law nal, immortal, invisible, the is not made for a righteous only wise God, be honour and man, but for the lawless and glory for ever and ever. Adisobedient, for the ungodly men.

and for sinners, for unholy 18 This charge I commit unand profane, for murderers of to thee, son Timothy, accordfathers and murderers of mo-ing to the prophecies which thers, for manslayers, went before on thee, that thou 10 For whoremongers, for by them mightest war a good them that defile themselves warfare;

with mankind, for menstealers, 19 Holding faith, and a good for liars, for perjured persons, conscience; which some hav

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