Modern Literal Version
2 Thessalonians 1]



     1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the congregation* of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 1:2 grace to you° and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.



     1:3 Brethren, we always ought to thank God concerning you°, just-as it is worthy, because your° faith is growing substantially, and the love* of each one of you° all toward one another is increasing; 1:4 so-that we ourselves boast in you° in the congregations* of God, on behalf of your° endurance and faith in all your° persecutions, and in the afflictions which you° are tolerating. 1:5 This is an example of the righteous judgment of God; *that* you° may be deemed worthy of the kingdom of God, on behalf of which you° are also suffering; 1:6 if indeed* it is a righteous thing with God to repay affliction to those who are afflicting you°; 1:7 and to you° who are afflicted with us, a rest at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the messengers of his power, 1:8 giving vengeance in a fire of flame {i.e. in flaming fire} to those who do not know God and to those who are not obeying* the good-news of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1:9 who will be suffering-punishment, the sentence of everlasting utter-destruction away from the face of the Lord, and away from the glory of his strength, 1:10 whenever he may come to be glorified in his holy-ones, and to be marveled at in that day in all those who have believed, (because our testimony to you° was believed). {1Th 4:13-17}


     1:11 *For which, we are also always praying concerning you°, in order that our God might deem you° worthy of your° calling, and might fulfill every delight of goodness, and every work of faith in power, 1:12 *that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ might be glorified in you°, and you° in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.



[2 Thessalonians 2]



     2:1 Now brethren, we request of you°, on behalf of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering-together to him, 2:2 *that* you° might not be quickly shaken from your° mind, nor be alarmed, (either through spirit, or through word, or through letter, as if it came through us), as that the day of the Christ is present. 2:3 Do not let anyone deceive you° in any manner, because that day will not come, if the apostasy does not come first and the man of sin, the son of destruction, should be revealed. 2:4 The one who lays in opposition to us and promotes himself against everyone being called* a god or worshiped objects; so-that he sits in the temple of God as a god, showing himself– that he is a god. 2:5 Do you° not remember that when* I was still with you°, I was speaking to you° about these things? 2:6 And now you° know what is holding him back, *that* he may be revealed in his own time. 2:7 For* the mystery of lawlessness is already working; only there is one who is holding it back now, until he should become from the midst of us. 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will be consuming with the breath of his mouth and will be doing-away-with him by the appearing of his presence; 2:9 even he, whose presence is according to the working of the Adversary in every power and in signs and in lying wonders, 2:10 and in all deception of unrighteousness in those who are perishing, because they did not accept the love* of the truth, *that* they might be saved. 2:11 And because of this, God will be sending them a working of error, *that* they may believe in the lie; 2:12 in order that they all might be judged who did not believe the truth, but were delighted in unrighteousness.



     2:13 But we ought to thank God always concerning you° brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God himself selected you° from the beginning to salvation in holiness of the Spirit and in faith of the truth; 2:14 to which he called you° through our good-news, *for the acquisition of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2:15 Therefore, consequently*, brethren, stand-firm° and hold-fast° the traditions which you° were taught, whether through speech or through our letter.



     2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God and Father who loved* us and gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope in his grace, 2:17 may comfort your° hearts and may establish them in all the word and in good work.



[2 Thessalonians 3]



     3:1 Furthermore, brethren, pray° concerning us, in order that the word of the Lord may run onward and may be glorified, just-as it is also with you°; 3:2 and in order that we may be rescued from the improper and evil men; for* the faith is not of all. 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will be establishing you° and will be guarding you° from the evil one. 3:4 Now we have confidence in the Lord on the basis of you°, that you° are both practicing and will be practicing the things which we command you°. 3:5 Now may the Lord steer your° hearts into the love* of God and into the endurance of the Christ.



     3:6 Now brethren, we are commanding you° in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to withdraw yourselves from every brother who is walking disorderly and not according to the tradition which they received from us. 3:7 For* you° yourselves know how it is essential for you° to imitate us. Because we did not act-disorderly among you°; 3:8 nor did we eat bread freely from anyone, but in labor and hardship, working night and day, *that* we might not burden anyone of you°; 3:9 not because we did not have the authority, but in order that we might give ourselves as an example to you°, *that* you° might imitate us. 3:10 For* even when we were with you°, we were commanding you° this, If anyone is not willing to work, neither let him eat. 3:11 For* we hear there are some who are walking disorderly among you°, working at nothing, but are busybodies. 3:12 Now we are commanding to such and are encouraging through our Lord Jesus Christ, in order that they work with quietness and should eat their own bread. 3:13 But you° brethren, do° not be depressed in doing good. 3:14 And if anyone is not obeying* our word through this letter, mark° that man and do° not socialize together with him, in order that he may be embarrassed. 3:15 And yet do° not deem him as an enemy, but admonish° him like a brother.



     3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself may give you° peace always in every manner. The Lord is with all of you°.



     3:17 The greeting from me, Paul, I thus am writing with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter. 3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with all of you°. Amen.



     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}




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