1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, as also with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for all have not faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will confirm you, and guard you from evil. 4 And we trust in the Lord with respect to you, that you both do and will do what we direct. 5 And may the Lord direct your hearts in the love of God, and in the patience of Christ.
6 And we charge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which you received from us. 7 For you know yourselves how you ought to follow us, for we walked not disorderly among you, 8 neither did we eat bread of any one for nought, but worked with labor and fatigue, night and day, not to be burdensome to any of you; 9 not that we have not a right [to a support], but that we may make ourselves an example for you to follow us. 10 For when we were with you, we gave you this charge, that if any one will not work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear that some go about among you in a disorderly manner, not working, but being above work; 12 we charge and exhort such, by our Lord Jesus Christ, to work quietly, and eat their own bread. 13 But, brothers, be not weary of well doing.
14 But if any one obeys not our word by this epistle, mark that one, and have no association with him, that he may be ashamed; 15 and account him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.