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2 Tessalonikerne 3

Gensidig forbøn

1I øvrigt, venner, bed også for os. Bed om, at Herrens ord må slå igennem her hos os med samme herlighed som dengang, det kom til jer. Bed også om, at vi må blive reddet ud af kløerne på de nederdrægtige, onde mennesker, der modarbejder os. Det er jo ikke alle, der tager imod troen.

Men Herren er trofast! Han vil styrke jer og beskytte jer mod den Ondes angreb. Fordi I hører Herren til, regner vi med, at I både nu og fremover vil efterleve det, vi har påbudt jer. Vi beder om, at Herren vil føre jer endnu dybere ind i Guds kærlighed og Kristi udholdenhed.

Dovenskab

Det, vi siger nu, venner, er en befaling, som vi giver jer i Herren Jesu Kristi navn: Hold jer fra enhver kristen, som lever et uansvarligt liv i lediggang og ikke vil følge de anvisninger, vi har givet jer. I ved jo godt, at I bør følge vores eksempel, og I har aldrig set os drive tiden bort. 8-9 Vi levede ikke på jeres bekostning, selvom vi var berettiget til det, men vi sled og slæbte dag og nat for ikke at ligge nogen af jer til byrde. Det var for at vise jer et godt eksempel 10 og leve efter princippet: „Den, der ikke vil arbejde, fortjener ikke føden.” Det var jo et princip, vi underviste jer om, da vi var hos jer.

11 Alligevel hører vi, at nogle af jer ikke vil arbejde, men spilder tiden med at blande sig i andre folks sager. 12 I Herren Jesu Kristi navn formaner vi disse folk til at arbejde støt og roligt, så de selv kan tjene til føden.

13 I må aldrig blive trætte af at gøre det gode, kære venner. 14 Hvis nogen ikke vil rette sig efter anvisningerne i dette brev, så læg mærke til, hvem det er, og hold jer fra dem. Måske kan det få dem på andre tanker. 15 I skal dog ikke behandle dem som fjender, men prøve at tilrettevise dem som jeres medkristne.

Afsluttende hilsen

16 Vi beder om, at fredens Gud må give jer sin fred, hvad der end sker. Herren være med jer alle.

17 Denne hilsen skriver jeg med egen hånd, sådan som jeg plejer at gøre i alle mine breve for at bevise, at de virkelig kommer fra mig. Sådan er min håndskrift.

18 Herren Jesu Kristi nåde være med jer alle.

New International Version

2 Thessalonians 3

Request for Prayer

1As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

Warning Against Idleness

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

Final Greetings

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

17 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Or tradition