1 Finally, brethren, pray for us in order that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, as even unto you: 2 and in order that we may be delivered from the ungodly and wicked men; for faith does not belong to all. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and keep you from the evil one. 4 And we have trusted in the Lord in your behalf, that you are doing, and will do whatsoever we command. 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and the patience of Christ.
6 And we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks about disorderly, and not according to the teaching they received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how it behooves you to imitate us; because we were not disorderly among you; 8 neither did we eat bread with any one gratuitously, but with labor and toil, night and day working, that we might not burden any one of you: 9 not because we have not the right, but in order that we may give ourselves an example to you, that you may imitate us. 10 For indeed when we were with you, we proclaimed this to you, that if any one does not wish to work, let him not eat. 11 For we hear that there are certain ones walking about among you disorderly, doing nothing, but they are busybodies: 12 but we command such and exhort them in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietude working, they must eat their own bread. 13 But you, brethren, be not weary doing well.
14 But if any one does not obey our word through the epistle, note him; do not keep company with him; in order that he may be ashamed; 15 consider him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.