1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, even as among you: 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for all men have not faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will stablish and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we trust in the Lord concerning you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and the patience of Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you, 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing, but wrought with labour and toil, night and day, that we might not burden any of you. 9 Not because we have not power; but that we might make ourselves an example to you, that ye might imitate us. 10 For when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear there are some among you who walk disorderly, doing nothing, but being busy-bodies. 12 Now such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, to work quietly and eat their own bread. 13 And ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.
14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.