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b Philem. 2. e 1 Tim. 4. 6.

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16 And when this epistle is read | hast received in the Lord, that thou
among you, cause that it be read fulfil it.
also in the church of the Laodice-
ans; and that ye likewise read the
epistle from Laodicea.

17 And say to b Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou

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18 d The salutation by the hand a1 Cor. 16.21. of me Paul. Remember my bonds.

f Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Thess.3.17. e Heb. 13. 3.

T Written from Rome to the Colos- Heb. 13. 25. sians by Tychicus and Onesimus.

THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

TO THE

THESSALONIANS.

CHAPTER I.

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A2 Cor. 1.19. PAUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ: bGrace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Pet. 5. 12. b Eph. 1. 2. c Rom. 1. 8. Eph. 1. 16. Philem. 4. d ch. 2. 13.

e John 6. 29. Gal. 5. 6.

ch. 3. 6. 2 Thess. 1. 3, 11.

James 2. 17.

f Rom, 16. 6.
Heb. 6. 10.
| Or, beloved

of God, your
election.

g Col. 3. 12,
2 Thess.2.13.

h Mark 16.20.
1 Cor. 2, 4. &
4. 20.

12 Cor. 6. 6. k Col. 2. 2. Heb. 2. 3.

1 ch.2 1,5,10, 11.

2 Thess. 3. 7. m 1 Cor. 4. 16. & 11. 1. Phil. 3. 17. ch. 2. 14. 2 Thess, 3, 9. n Acts 5. 41. Heb. 10. 34. o Rom. 10.18. pRom. 1. 8. 2 Thess. 1. 4. q ch. 2. 1.

r1 Cor. 12. 2.
Gal. 4. 8.

8 Rom. 2. 7.
Phil. 3. 20
Tit. 2. 13.
2 Pet. 3. 12.
Rev. 1. 7.

t Acts 1. 11.

ch. 4. 16.

2 Thess. 1. 7.

u Acts 2. 24.

x Matt. 3. 7. Rom. 5. 9. ch, 5, 9.

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2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

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3d Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, fand labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

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4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

5 For hour gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, kand in much assurance; as lye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And

ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, "with joy of the Holy Ghost:

7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also Pin every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

9 For they themselves shew of us 9 what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

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in what sort also they received it. 18 A reason is rendered both why Saint Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them.

FOR

POR yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at b Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

3 f For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

4 But as we were allowed of God hto be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; inot as pleasing men, but God, k'which trieth our hearts.

5 For Ineither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; m God is witness:

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6 "Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been Pburdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, | || Or, used even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

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authority. p2 Cor. 11. 9. & 12. 13, 14. 2Thess. 3. 8.

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8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have im-1 Cor. 9, 1, parted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also tour own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for "labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

r 1 9.22.

Cor. 2. 3. &

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2 Cor. 13. 4.

2 Tim. 2. 24.

Rom. 1. 11.

& 15, 29.

t2 Cor. 12 15

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Acts 20. 34

1 Cor. 4. 12.

2 Cor. 11.9. 2 Thess. 3. 8. x2 Cor. 12.13,

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblame-14. ably we behaved ourselves among y ch 1. 5. you that believe:

11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

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12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

z2 Cor. 7. 2. 2 Thess. 3. 7. a Epl. 4. 1. Phil. 1. 27.

Col. 1. 10.

ch 4. 1.

1 Cor. 1. 9.

ch. 5. 24.

2 Thess. 2.14. 2 Tim. 1. 9.

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14 For ye, brethren, became fol3. 15. & 5. 30. lowers of the churches of God which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: for fye also have suffered like things Luke 13, 33, of your own countrymen, Feven as they have of the Jews:

i Matt. 5. 12. & 23, 34, 37.

31.

Acts 7. 52.
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us out.

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for the Thessalonians.

comforted over you in all our afflic-
tion and distress by your faith:

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8 For now we live, if ye "stand fast n Phil. 4. 1. in the Lord.

o ch. 1. 2.

9° For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy pActs 26. 7. wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;

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2 Tim. 1. 3. q Rom. 1. 10, 11. & 15, 32. rch, 2. 17.

10 PNight and day ceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which 2 Cor. 13. 9, is lacking in your faith?

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11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 h Who both killed the Lord Je-t direct our way unto you. sus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please 1 Luke 11. 52. not God, kand are contrary to all

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11.

Col. 4. 12. | Or, guide. Mark 1.3.

u ch. 4. 10.

xch. 4.9. & 5.

15.

2 Pet. 1.7. y 1 Cor. 1. 8. Phil. 1 10. ch. 5. 23. `. 2 Thess. 2.17. 1 John 3. 20, 21.

z Zech. 14. 5. Jude 14,

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4 That every one of you should
know how to possess his vessel in Rom. 1. 24,

2 And sent Timotheus, our broth-sanctification and honour;
er, and minister of God, and our fel-
low labourer in the gospel of Christ,
to establish you, and to comfort you
concerning your faith:

3d That no man should be moved
by these afflictions: for yourselves
know that we are appointed there-
unto.

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4 f For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

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7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, " but unto holiness. 8° He therefore that despiseth, de- Or, in the spiseth not man, but God, who hath 5 For this cause, when I could no also given unto us his Holy Spirit. longer forbear, I sent to know your 9 But as touching brotherly love faith, blest by some means the tempt- Tye need not that I write unto you: er have tempted you, and iour la-for ye yourselves are taught of God bour be in vain.

6k But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, las we also to see you:

7 Therefore, brethren, we were

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10 tAnd indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, p1 Cor. 2. 10. " that ye increase more and more;

& 7, 40. 1 John 3, 21. q ch. 5. 1. r Jer. 31. 34. John 6. 45. & 14. 26. Heb. 8. 11. 1 John 2. 20, 27. s Matt. 22. 39. John 13. 31. & 15. 12. Eph. 5. 2. I Pet. 4. 8. 1 John 3. 11, 23. & 4. 21. tch. 1. 7. u ch. 3. 12.

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a See Lev. 19. hope.

25.

Deut. 14.1.2. 2 Sam. 12.20.

b Eph. 2. 12.

c 1 Cor. 15. 13. d 1 Cor. 15.18, 21.

ch. 3. 13. e 1 Kings 13. 17, 18. & 20. 35.

f1 Cor. 15, 51. g Matt. 24. 30, 31.

Acts 1, 11. 2 Thess. 1.7. h1 Cor. 15.52. il Cor. 15. 23, 52.

k1 Cor. 15.51. 1 Acts 1. 9. Rev. 11. 12. m John 12.23. & 14. 3. & 17, 21.

n ch. 5. 11.

[Or, exhort.

a Matt. 24. 3, 36.

Acts 1. 7.

b ch. 4. 9.

c Matt. 24. 43, 44. & 25. 13. Luke 12. 39, 40.

2 Pet. 3. 10. Rev. 3. 3. & 16. 15. d Is. 13, 6–9, Luke 17. 27, 28, 29. & 21. 34, 35,

2 Thess. 1.9.

Jer. 13. 21, Hoз. 13. 13. fRom. 13. 12, 13.

1 John 2. 8. & Eph. 5. 8. h Matt. 25. 5.

i Matt. 24. 42.

& 25. 13.

Rom. 13. 11.

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so d them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that fwe which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

17 k Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

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Divers exhortations.

night; and they that be drunken lare drunken in the night.

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1 Acts 2. 15.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate m Is. 59. 17. of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, "but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

10 P Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Eph.6.14,16,

17.

n Rom. 9. 22. ch 1. 10.

1 Pet 2.8.
Jude 4.

o 2 Thess.2.13, 1.1.

pRom. 14.8,9. 2 Cor. 5. 15.

11 Wherefore || comfort yourselves qch. 4. 18. together, and edify one another, even ¡Or, exhort. as also ye do. r1 Cor. 16, 18. Phil. 2. 29. 1 Tim. 5. 17. Heb. 13.7,17.

12 And we beseech you, brethren, "to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

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s Mark 9. 50,

I Or, beseech.

t2 Thess.3.11,

12.

|| Or,
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u Heb. 12. 12.

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, "comfort the feebleminded, support the Rom. 14. 1. weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever a follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16 b Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

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Wherefore comfort one an-
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3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

4 f But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but i let us watch and be sober.

7 Fork they that sleep sleep in the Rom, 13, 13. 1 Cor. 15, 34,

12, 13. 1 Pet. 5, 8. k Luke 21, 34, 36. Eph. 5. 14.

18 d In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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19 Quench not the Spirit.

20 f Despise not prophesyings.

& 15. 1. Gal. 6. 1, 2. y Gal. 6. 22, Eph. 4. 2. Col. 3. 12. 2 Tim. 4. 2. z Lev. 19. 18. Prov. 20, 22. & 24. 29. Matt. 5, 39,

44.

Rom. 12. 17.

1 Cor. 6. 7.

1 Pet. 3. 9.

a Gal. 6. 10. ch. 3. 12.

21 Prove all things; hhold fast that 12 Cor. 6. 10. which is good.

22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, " pray for us.

26 P Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

Phil. 4. 4.

c Luke 18. 1. & 21.36. Rom. 12 12. Eph. 6. 18. Col. 4, 2. 1 Pet. 4. 7.

dEph. 5. 20.

Col. 3. 17. • Eph. 4. 30. 1 Tim. 4. 14. 2 Tim. 1. 6. Soo 1 Cor.14. 30.

f1 Cor. 14. 1, 39.

15.

27 I charge you by the Lord, that g1 Cor. 2. 11, this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

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28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

T The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.

n1 Cor. 1. 9. & 10. 13. 2 Thess. 3. 3.
p Rom. 16.16. Or, adjure. q Col. 4. 16.
16. 20, 21, 2 Thess, 3. 18.

1 John 4. 1. 1 Phil. 4. 8. i ch. 4. 12. k Phil. 4. 9. 1 ch. 3. 13. m1 Cor. 1. 8.

o Col. 4. 3. 2 Thess. 3. 1.

2 Thess, 3. 14. r Rom.

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a2 Cor. 1. 19. PAUL,

b1 Thess. 1.1.

el Cor. 1. 3.

Thess 1.2, 3. & 3. 6, 9. ch, 2. 13.

o 2 Cor. 7. 14. & 9, 2

1 Thess.2.19, 20.

f1 Thess. 1.3. g1 Thess. 2.14.

h Phil, 1. 28.

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CHAPTER II.

He willeth them to continue steadfast in
the truth received, 3 sheweth that there
shall be a departure from the faith, 9 and
a discovery of antichrist, before the day
of the Lord come. 15 And thereupon
repeateth his former exhortation, and
prayeth for them.

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Uth and Silvanus, hunch of Nawy we beseech you, brethren al Thess. 4.10.

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Christ, band by our gathering together unto him,

the Thessalonians bin God our Fa-sus
ther and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2o Grace unto you, and peace, from
God our Father and the Lord Jesus
Christ.

3d We are bound to thank God al-
ways for you, brethren, as it is meet,
because that your faith groweth ex-
ceedingly, and the charity of every
one of you all toward each other
aboundeth;

4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God, ffor your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

5 Which is ha manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the i 1 Thess.2.11. kingdom of God, i for which ye also suffer:

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6 k Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

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7 And to you who are troubled Irest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with this mighty angels,

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8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and P that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

9 Who shall be punished with Or, yielding. everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and "from the glory of his power;

o Pa, 79 6.

1 Thess. 4. 5. p Rom, 2.-8. q Phil. 3, 19 2 Pet. 3. 7.

r Deut. 33. 2.

Is. 2. 19.

ch. 2. 8.

8 Ps. 89. 7.
t Ps. 68, 35,
| Or,
vouchsafe.

u ver, 5,

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x 1 Thosa, 1.3.

y 1 Pet. 1.7, & 4.11.

10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would "count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

12 Y That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or "be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

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3d Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and fthat man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

b Matt. 24.31. Mark 13. 27. 1 Thess. 4.17. c Matt. 24. 4. Eph. 5. 6.

1 John 4. 1.

d Matt. 21. 4. Ep. 5. 6.

1 Tim. 4. 1. f Dan, 7. 25. 1 John 2. 18. Rev. 13. 11, &c.

4 Who opposeth and hexalteth himselfi above all that is called God, or gJohn 17. 12. that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

h Is. 14. 13.
Ez. 25. 2. 6,9.
Dan, 7, 25. &
11.36.
Rev. 13. C.

i 1 Cor. 8. 5.

6 And now ye know what || with- 1 Or, holdeth. holdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

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& 4. 3.

7 For k the mystery of iniquity doth k1 John 2.18. already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, I whom the Lord shall consume in with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy" with the brightness of his coming:

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9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and P signs and lying wonders,

1 Dan.7.10,11.
m Job 4. 9.
Is. 11. 4.
Hos. 6. 5.
Rev. 2. 16. &
19. 15, 20, 21.
n ch. 1. 8, 9.
Heb. 10. 27.

o John 8. 41.
Eph. 2. 2.
Rev. 18. 23.
p See Deut.
13. 1.
Matt, 24, 24.
Rev. 13. 13.
& 19. 21.

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be 42 Cor. 2. 15. saved.

11 And for this cause God shall
send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned
who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But "we are bound to give thanks
always to God for you, brethren be-
loved of the Lord, because God hath
from the beginning chosen you to
salvation through sanctification of
the Spirit and belief of the truth:

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& 4. 3.

r Rom. 1. 24, &c.

See 1 Kings 22.22.

Ez. 14. 9.

Matt. 21, 5,


11.

1 Tim. 4. 1.

Rom. 1. 32.

u ch, 1. 3.

x 1 Thess. 1. 4. y Eph. 1. 4. Luke 1. 75.

1 Pet. 1. 2.

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disorderly censured.

every brother that walketh k disor- A. D. 54. derly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

KIThess.4.11. & 5. 14. ver.11,12,14.

& 11. 1.

7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for " we behaved1cb. 2, 15. not ourselves disorderly among you; m 1 Cor. 4. 16. 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

9 P Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

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1 Thess. 1. 6.

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n1 Thesa, 2. 10.

o Acts 18.3.& 20, 34.

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2 Cor, 11. 9.

1 Thess. 2. 9.

1 Cor. 9. 6.

1 Thess, 2, 6.

q ver. 7.

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither Gen. 3. 19. should he eat.

11 For we hear that there are some $ which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

12 u Now them that are such we

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command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, I 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, b but admonish him as a brother. 16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

17 d The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. T The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.

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1 Thess. 4.11,

sver. 6. t1 Thess.4.11.

1 Tim. 5. 13. 1 Pet. 4. 15. u 1 Thess. 4. 11.

Eph. 4. 28

y Gal. 6. 9. ¡Or, faint

not.

|| Or, signify that man by an epistle. Matt. 18 17. 1 Cor. 5.9,11. ver, 6.

a Lev. 19, 17. 1 Thess. 5.14. b Tit. 3. 10. e Rom. 15. 33. & 16. 20.

1 Cor. 14. 33. 2 Cor. 13. 11. 1 Thoss, 5.23. d1 Cor. 16.21. Col. 4. 18.

e Rom. 16. 24.

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