Knijga O Kristu

2 Solunjanima 3:1-18

Zamolba za molitvu

1I na koncu, draga braćo i sestre, molim vas da se za mene molite: da se Božja riječ brzo širi i proslavlja kao i među vama 2te da se oslobodimo pokvarenih i zlih ljudi jer svi nemaju vjere. 3Ali Gospodin je zato vjeran. On će vas ojačati i sačuvati vas od Zloga. 4Pouzdajemo se u Gospodina da činite i da ćete činiti kako smo vam zapovjedili. 5Neka vam Gospodin dade još dublju spoznaju Božje ljubavi i postojanosti u Kristu.

Ohrabrenje na dostojan život

6A ovo vam, draga braćo i sestre, zapovijedamo u ime Gospodina Isusa Krista: klonite se svakoga brata koji besposliči i ne živi prema predaji koju smo vam dali. 7Dobro znate da trebate činiti kao i mi. Dok smo bili kod vas, nismo ljenčarili 8niti smo badava jeli ičiji kruh. Danonoćno smo radili samo da ne padnemo vama na teret. 9Ne da na to nismo imali pravo, nego smo vam htjeli poslužiti kao uzor. 10Dok smo bili među vama, zapovjedili smo: “Tko neće raditi, neka i ne jede!”

11Ipak čujemo da neki od vas besposliče, da sami ništa ne rade, nego samo zabadaju nos u tuđe poslove. 12Takvima zapovijedamo u ime Gospodina Isusa Krista, štoviše zaklinjemo ih da s mirom rade i da jedu vlastiti kruh. 13A vama ostalima, braćo i sestre, neka ne dodija činiti dobro.

14Ne pokori li se tko ovoj našoj pismenoj zapovijedi, klonite ga se da se posrami, 15ali ne smatrajte ga neprijateljem, nego ga opominjite kao brata.

Pavlovi posljednji pozdravi

16Neka vam sam Gospodin mira dade mir uvijek i u svemu. Gospodin sa svima vama!

17A evo i pozdrava od mene, Pavla, napisanoga mojom rukom. Pišem ga tako u svakoj poslanici, kao znak raspoznavanja.

18Neka milost našega Gospodina Isusa Krista bude nad svima vama.

King James Version

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18

1Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 3But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. 4And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8Neither 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: 9Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

17The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write. 18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.