2 Thessalonians 1:1-2
We, Paul, Silas, and Timothy, are sending this letter to the congregation of God's people in Thessalonica. We pray that God will continue to bless you with his kindness and inner peace.
We thank God very frequently that you are trusting in the Lord Jesus more and more.
God will judge all people justly. Specifically, he will publicly declare that you are worthy to enter that place where he will rule his people forever.
We are praying very frequently for you that God will consider you worthy to receive that to which he summoned you.
Do not quickly get worried and alarmed by any message that the Day of the Lord has already come.
The Lord will come only after that time when the man who will sin very greatly will appear.
This man will be revealed by God when he who is now preventing him from being revealed will have been removed by God.
When this man is present, he will completely deceive those who will perish.
God chose you in order that you should be saved and share in Christ's glory.
Continue believing the teaching that we gave to you.
We pray that our Lord Jesus Christ himself will encourage you and cause you to continue doing and speaking what is good.
Pray that more and more people will believe the message about our Lord Jesus.
Our Lord Jesus will cause you to continue to be steadfast and he will protect you from the evil one.
We command you to disassociate yourselves from every fellow believer who refuses to work.
We command those fellow believers who are not working to support themselves by settling down and working.
You others, do not stop doing what is right because you are discouraged.
Publicly identify any fellow believer who does not obey what we have written in this letter and do not associate with him.
I pray that our Lord Jesus himself will give peace to you always and in every situation.
In closing, I pray that our Lord Jesus will continue to bless you all. I, Paul, am greeting you and I am writing this myself in order that you may know that it is I who have sent this letter.