2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, NLT
2 Thessalonians 3
Paul’s Request for Prayer
1Finally, dear brothers and sisters,*3:1 Greek brothers; also in 3:6, 13. we ask you to pray for us. Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you.
An Exhortation to Proper Living
6And now, dear brothers and sisters, we give you this command in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: Stay away from all believers*3:6a Greek from every brother. who live idle lives and don’t follow the tradition they received*3:6b Some manuscripts read you received. from us.
11Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business.
14Take note of those who refuse to obey what we say in this letter. Stay away from them so they will be ashamed.
Paul’s Final Greetings
16Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
17Here is my greeting in my own handwriting—Paul. I do this in all my letters to prove they are from me.
18May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.