1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, as also it is with you: 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and evil men; for not all have the faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, Who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we have become confident in the Lord regarding you, that ye both do, and will do, the things which we command. 5 And the Lord guide your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother walking disorderly, and not according to the instruction which ye received from us. 7 For ye yourselves know that ye should imitate us; because we were not disorderly among you; 8 nor did we eat any one's bread, gratuitously: but, in labor and toil, working night and day, that we might not be burdensome to any of you; 9 not because we have not authority, but that we might give ourselves as a model to you, that ye might imitate us. 10 For, even when we were with you, this we commanded you, "If anyone is not willing to work, neither let him eat." 11 For we hear of some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, who work not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that, working with quietness, they eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.
14 And, if anyone obey not our word through this letter, note this one, not to associate with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 And regard him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.