13:1 a 1Bs 4:1 b 1Bs 5:25 c 1Bs 1:8Abooluganda, eky’enkomerero, mutusabirenga, ekigambo kya Mukama kibune mangu era Mukama agulumizibwenga, nga bw’agulumizibwa mu mmwe, 23:2 Bar 15:31tulyoke tununulibwe okuva mu bakozi b’ebibi, kubanga si bonna abakkiriza. 33:3 a 1Ko 1:9 b Mat 5:37Naye Mukama waffe mwesigwa, alibanyweza mmwe era anaabawonyanga Setaani. 43:4 2Ko 2:3Era twesiga nga Mukama waffe, abakozesa ebyo bye twabayigiriza era nga munaabikolanga bulijjo. 53:5 1By 29:18Mukama waffe aluŋŋamyenga emitima gyammwe mu kutegeera okwagala kwa Katonda, n’obugumiikiriza obuva eri Kristo.
63:6 a 1Ko 5:4 b Bar 16:17 c nny 7, 11 d 1Ko 11:2Abooluganda abaagalwa, mbakuutira mu linnya lya Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo ne mu buyinza bwe, mwewalenga abagayaavu abatayagala kukola mirimu ne balemwa okugoberera ekyokulabirako kye twabateerawo. 73:7 1Ko 4:16Kubanga mmwe bennyini mumanyi bulungi bwe kibagwanira okutugobereranga ng’ekyokulabirako kyammwe, kubanga temwatulaba nga twegomba okulya ebyo bye tutakoleredde, 83:8 Bik 18:3; Bef 4:28tetwakkiriza kulya mmere ya muntu yenna awatali kumusasula. Twafubanga nnyo ne tukoowa nga tukola emirimu emisana n’ekiro tulyoke tufunemu bye twetaaga okukozesa, era tuleme kuzitoowerera muntu n’omu ku mmwe. 93:9 a 1Ko 9:4-14 b nny 7Si kubanga tetwalina buyinza okubagamba mmwe okutuliisa, naye twayagala mutulabireko nga bwe kibagwanidde okukolanga. 103:10 a 1Bs 3:4 b 1Bs 4:11Era ne bwe twali gye muli eyo, twabakuutira nti omuntu yenna bw’agaananga okukola emirimu, n’okulya talyanga.
113:11 nny 6, 7; 1Ti 5:13Kyokka tuwulira nti mu mmwe mulimu abagayaavu abatayagala kukola, aboonoona ebiseera byabwe mu kusaasaanya eŋŋambo. 123:12 a 1Bs 4:1 b 1Bs 4:11; Bef 4:28Mu linnya lya Mukama waffe, tubeegayirira era tubakuutira abali bwe batyo, okukolanga emirimu n’obunyiikivu n’obuteefu balyoke balyenga ebyo bye bakoleredde. 133:13 Bag 6:9Naye mmwe temukoowanga kukola bulungi abooluganda abaagalwa.
143:14 nny 6Era omuntu yenna bw’atagonderanga biragiro byaffe mu bbaluwa eno, oyo mumwetegereze, muleme kukolagananga naye, ensonyi ziryoke zimukwate. 153:15 Bag 6:1; 1Bs 5:14So temumuyisanga nga mulabe wammwe naye mumubuulirirenga ng’owooluganda eyetaaga okulabulwa.
163:16 a Bar 15:33 b Lus 2:4Kale Mukama nannyini mirembe abawenga emirembe mu byonna. Mukama abeerenga nammwe mwenna.
173:17 1Ko 16:21Kuno kwe kulamusa kwange, nze Pawulo, mu mukono gwange, bwe ntyo bwe nkola ku nkomerero z’ebbaluwa zange zonna okulaga nti zivudde gye ndi. Bwe nti bwe mpandiika.
18Ekisa kya Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo kibeerenga nammwe mwenna.
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. 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, laboring 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.
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.