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Lord Jesus Christ with all given unto us his holy his saints.

Spirit.
CHAPTER IV.

9 But as touching bro1 He exhorteth them to go on for therly love ye need not ward in all manner of godliness, that I write unto you: for 6 to live holily and justly, 9 to ye yourselves are taught of love one another, 11 and quietly to follow their own business? God to love one another. 13 and last of all to sorrow mo. 10 And indeed ye do it derately for the dead. 15. And toward all the brethren unto this last exhortation is annexed a brief description of the which are in all Macedoresurrection, and second coming nia : but we beseech you, of Christ to judgment.

brethren, that ye increase YURTHERMORE then more and more;

11 And that ye study to thren, and exhort you by be quiet, and to do your the Lord Jesus, that as ye own business, and to work have received of us how with your own hands, as ye ought to walk and to we commanded you; please God, 80 ye would 12 That ye may walk abound more and more. honestly toward them that

2 For ye know what com- are without, and that ye mandments we gave you may have lack of nothing. by the Lord Jesus.

13 But I would not have 3 For this is the will of you to be ignorant, breGod, even your sanctifi-thren, concerning them cation, that ye should ab- which are asleep, that ye stain from fornication : sorrow not, even as others

4 That every one of you which have no hope. should know how to pos- 14 For if we believe that sess his vessel in sanctifi- Jesus died and rose again, cation and honour; even so them also which 5 Not in the lust of con- sleep in Jesus will God cupiscence, even as the bring with him. Gentiles which know 15 For this we say unto God:

you by the word of the 6 That no man go be- Lord, that we which are yond and defraud his bro- alive and remain unto the ther in any matter: be coming of the Lord shall cause that the Lord is the not prevent them which avenger of all such, as we are asleep. also have forewarned you 16 For the Lord himself and testified.

shall descend from hea7 For God hath not call- ven with a shout, with the ed us unto uncleanness, voice of the archangel, and but unto holiness.

with the trump of God: 8 He therefore that de- and the dead in Christ shall spiseth, despiseth not man, rise first: but God, who hath also 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be pointed us to wrath, but caught up together with to obtain salvation by our them in the clouds, to meet Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord in the air: and 10 Who died for us, that, 80 shall we ever be with whether we wake or sleep, the Lord.

we should live together 18 Wherefore comfort one with him. another with these words. 11 Wherefore comfort CHAPTER V.

yourselves together, and 1 He proceedeth in the former edify one another, even

description of Christ's coming to as also ye do. judgment, 16 and giveth divers

12 And we beseech you, precepts, 23 and 10 concludeth the epistle.

brethren, to know them Bile seatbastimesh and whichara bovur amount you the , ,

and in the ye have no need that I Lord, and admonish you ; write unto you.

13 And to esteem them 2 For yourselves know very highly in love for perfectly that the day of their work's sake. And the Lord so cometh as a be at peace among yourthief in the night.

selves. 3 For when they shall

14 Now we exhort you, say, Peace and safety; then brethren, warn them that Budden destruction cometh are unruly, comfort the upon them, as travail up- feebleminded, support the on a woman with child; weak, be patient toward and they shall not escape.

all men. 4 But ye, brethren, are 15 See that none render not in darkness, that that evil for evil unto any man; day should overtake you but ever follow that which as a thief.

is good, both among your5 Ye are all the children selves, and to all men. of light, and the children 16 Rejoice evermore. of the day: we are not of 17 Pray without ceasing. the night, nor of darkness. 18 In every thing give

6 Therefore let us not thanks : for this is the will sleep, as do others; but of God in Christ Jesus conlet us watch and be sober. cerning you.

7 For they that sleep sleep 19 Quench not the Spirit. in the night; and they that 20 Despise not prophebe drunken are drunken syings. in the night,

21 Prove all things; hold 8 But let us, who are of fast that which is good. the day, be sober, putting 22 Abstain from all apon the breastplato of faith pearance of evil. and love; and for an hel- 23 And the very God of met, the hope of salvation. peace sanctify you whole 9 For God hath not apelly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and 27 I charge you by the body be preserved blame- Lord that this epistle be less unto the coming of read unto all the holy breour Lord Jesus Christ. thren.

24 Faithful is he that 28 The grace of our Lord calleth you, who also will Jesus Christ be with you.' do it.

Amen. 25 Brethren, pray for us.

The first epistle unto the 26 Greet all the brethren

Thessalonians was written with an holy kiss.

from Athens

THE

SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

TO THE

THESSALONIANS.

P and Timotheüsyanto token of the righteous judge

CHAPTER I.

you all toward each other 1 Saint Paul certifieth them of the aboundeth; good opinion which he had of 4 So that we ourselves

heir fauh, love, and patience: glory in you in the church11 and therewithal useth divers reasons for the comforting of es of God for your patience them in persecution, whereof the and faith in all your perchief est is taken jrom the right-secutions and tribulations eous judgment of God.

that ye endure: AUL, Silvanus, 5 the church of the Thes- ment of God,

that ye may salonians in God our Fa- be counted worthy of the ther and the Lord Jesus kingdom of God, for which Christ :

ye also suffer: 2 Gráce unto you, and 6 Seeing it is a righteous peace, from God our Fa- thing with God to recomther and the Lord Jesus pense tribulation to them Christ.

that trouble you; 3 We are bound to thank 7 And to you who are God always for you, bre- troubled rest with us, when thren, as it is meet, be- the Lord Jesus shall be cause that your faith grow- revealed from heaven with eth exceerlingly, and the his mighty angels, charity of every one of | 8 In tiaming fire taking

Vengeance on them that 3 Let no man deceive know not God, and that you by any means: for obey not the gospel of our that day shall not come, Lord Jesus Christ :

except there come a fall9 Who shall be punished ing away first, and that with everlasting destruc- man of sin be revealed, tion from the presence of the son of perdition; the Lord, and from the 4 Who opposeth and ex. glory of his power;

alteth himself above all 10 When he shall come that is called God, or that to be glorified in his saints, is worshipped; so that he and to be admired in all as God sitteth in the temthem that believe (because ple of God, shewing himour testimony among you self that he is God. was believed) in that day. 5 Remember ye not, that,

11 Wherefore also we when I was yet with you, pray always for you, that I told you these things? our God would count you 6 And now ye know what worthy of this calling, and withholdeth that he might fulfil all the good pleasure be revealed in his time. of his goodness, and the 7 For the mystery of iniwork of faith with power: quity doth already work: 12 That the name of our only he who now letteth Lord Jesus Christ may be will let, until he be taken glorified in you, and ye out of the way. in him, according to the 8 And then shall that grace of our God and the Wicked be revealed, whom Lord Jesus Christ.

the Lord shall consume CHAPTER II.

with the spirit of his 1 He willeth them to continue sted-mouth, and shall destroy

Jast in the truth received, 3 sher with the brightness of his eth that there shall be a departure

from the faith, 9 and a dis- coming : covery of antichrist, before the 9 Even him, whose comday of the Lord come. 15 And ing is after the working thereupon repeateth his former exhortation, and prayeth for of Satan with all power

and signs and lying wonTOWwe beseech you, ders,

10 And with all deceiying of our Lord Jesus ableness of unrighteousChrist, and by our gather- ness in them that perish; ing together unto him, because they received not

2 That ye be not soon the love of the truth, that shaken in mind, or be they might be saved. troubled, neither by spi- 11 And for this cause God rit, nor by word, nor by shall send them strong deletter as from us, as that lusion, that they should the day of Christ is at believe a lie: hand.

12 That they all might be

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N brethren, by the com

damned who believed not able and wicked men : for the truth, but had plea- all men have not faith. sure in unrighteousness. 3 But the Lord is faith

13 But we are bound to ful, who shall stablish you, give thanks alway to God and keep you from evil. for you, brethren beloved 4 And we have confiof the Lord, because God dence in the Lord touchhath from the beginning ing, you, that yo both do chosen you to salvation and will do the things through sanctification of which we command you. the Spirit and belief of the 5 And the Lord direct truth:

your hearts into the love 14 Whereunto he called of God, and into the payou by our gospel, to the tient waiting for Christ. obtaining of the glory of 6 Now we command you, our Lord Jesus Christ. brethren, in the name of

15 Therefore, brethren, our Lord Jesus Christ, stand fast, and hold the that ye withdraw yours traditions which ye have selves from every brother been taught, whether by that walketh disorderly, word, or our epistle. and not after the tradi

16 Now our Lord Jesus tion which he received of Christ himself, and God, us. even our Father, which 7 For yourselves know hath loved us, and hath how ye ought to follow given us everlasting con- us: for we behaved not solation and good hope ourselves disorderly among through grace,

you; 17 Comfort your hearts, 8 Neither did we eat any and stablish you in every man's bread for nought; good word and work. but wrought with labour

and travail night and day, CHAPTER IIL 1 Be craveth their prayers for chargeable to any of you:

that we might not be himself, 3 testifelk what confidence he hath in them, 5 mak

9 Not because we have eth request to God in their behalf, not power, but to make 6 giveth them divers precepts, ourselves an ensample unespecially to shan idleness, and il company, 16 and last of all to you to follow us. concludeth with prayer and sa- 10 For even when we lutation.

were with you, this we

pray for us, that the any would not work, nei. word of the Lord may ther should he eat. have free course, and be 11 For we hear that there glorified, even as it is with are some which walk do you:

mong you disorderly, work. 2 And that we may be ing not at all, but are busy. delivered from unreason- bodies.

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