Paul and Siluanus, and Timotheus, vnto the Church of the Thessalonians, which is
in God our Father, and in the Lord Iesus Christ:
2 Grace be with you, & peace fro God our Father, and from the Lorde Iesus
3 We ought to thanke God alwayes for you, brethren, as it is meete, because that
your faith groweth exceedingly, and the loue of euery one of you toward another,
4 So that we our selues reioyce of you in the Churches of God, because of your
patience & faith in al your persecutions & tribulatios that ye suffer,
5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous iudgement of God, that ye may be
counted worthy of the kingdome of God, for the which ye also suffer.
6 For it is a righteous thing with God, to recompense tribulation to them that
7 And to you which are troubled, rest with vs, when the Lorde Iesus shall shewe
himselfe from heauen with his mightie Angels,
8 In flaming fire, rendring vengeance vnto them, that doe not know God, and
which obey not vnto the Gospel of our Lord Iesus Christ,
9 Which shall be punished with euerlasting perdition, from the presence of the
Lord, & from the glory of his power,
10 When he shall come to be glorified in his Saints, and to be made marueilous
in all them that beleeue ( because our testimonie toward you was beleeued) in
11 Wherefore, we also pray alwayes for you, that our God may make you worthy of
this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodnes, and the worke of
faith with power,
12 That the Name of our Lorde Iesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in
him, according to the grace of our God, and of the Lorde Iesus Christ.
1 Nowe we beseech you, brethren, by the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ, and by
our assembling vnto him,
2 That ye be not suddenly mooued from your minde, nor troubled neither by
spirit, nor by worde, nor by letter, as it were from vs, as though the day of
Christ were at hand.
3 Let no man deceiue you by any meanes: for that day shall not come, except
there come a departing first, and that that man of sinne be disclosed, euen the
sonne of perdition,
4 Which is an aduersarie, and exalteth him selfe against all that is called God,
or that is worshipped: so that he doeth sit as God in the Temple of God, shewing
him selfe that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I tolde you these things?
6 And nowe ye knowe what withholdeth that he might be reueiled in his time.
7 For the mysterie of iniquitie doeth already worke: onely he which nowe
withholdeth, shall let till he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that wicked man be reueiled, whome the Lorde shall consume with
the Spirit of his mouth, and shall abolish with the brightnes of his comming,
9 Euen him whose comming is by the effectuall working of Satan, with all power,
and signes, and lying wonders,
10 And in al deceiuablenes of vnrighteousnes, among them that perish, because
they receiued not the loue of the trueth, that they might be saued.
11 And therefore God shal send them strong delusion, that they should beleeue
12 That all they might be damned which beleeued not the trueth, but had pleasure
13 But we ought to giue thankes alway to God for you, brethren beloued of the
Lord, because that God hath from the beginning chosen you to saluation, through
sanctification of the Spirit, and the faith of trueth,
14 Whereunto he called you by our Gospel, to obtaine the glory of our Lord Iesus
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast & keepe the instructions, which ye haue
bene taught, either by worde, or by our Epistle.
16 Now the same Iesus Christ our Lord; and our God euen the Father which hath
loued vs, and hath giuen vs euerlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in euery worde and good worke.
1 Fvrthermore, brethren, pray for vs, that the worde of the Lorde may haue free
passage and be glorified, euen as it is with you,
2 And that we may be deliuered from vnreasonable and euill men: for all men haue
3 But the Lord is faithfull, which wil stablish you, and keepe you from euill.
4 And we are perswaded of you through the Lord, that ye both doe, & will doe
the things which we warne you of.
5 And the Lord guide your hearts to the loue of God, and the waiting for of
6 We warne you, brethren, in the Name of our Lord Iesus Christ, that ye
withdrawe your selues from euery brother that walketh inordinately, and not
after the instruction, which hee receiued of vs.
7 For ye your selues know, how ye ought to follow vs: for we behaued not our
selues inordinately among you,
8 Neither tooke we bread of any man for nought: but we wrought with labour and
trauaile night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you.
9 Not because we haue not authoritie, but that we might make our selues an
ensample vnto you to follow vs.
10 For euen when we were with you, this we warned you of, that if there were
any, which would not worke, that he should not eate.
11 For we heare, that there are some which walke among you inordinately, and
worke not at all, but are busie bodies.
12 Therefore them that are such, we warne and exhort by our Lord Iesus Christ,
that they worke with quietnes, and eate their owne bread.
13 And ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
14 If any man obey not this our saying in this letter, note him, & haue no
company with him, that he may be ashamed:
15 Yet count him not as an enemie, but admonish him as a brother.
16 Now the Lorde himselfe of peace giue you peace alwayes by all meanes. The
Lorde be with you all.
17 The salutation of me Paul, with mine owne hand, which is ye token in euery
Epistle: so I write,
18 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with you all, Amen. The second Epistle
to the Thessalonians, written from Athens.