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.

New International Version - UK

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18

Request for prayer

1As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you. 2And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. 3But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 4We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

Warning against idleness

6In 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 teaching3:6 Or tradition you received from us. 7For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, labouring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9We 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. 10For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.’

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

14Take 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. 15Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

Final greetings

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

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

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