Modern Literal Version
2 Thessalonians 1]

     1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the congregation* of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 1:2 grace to you* and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

     1:3 Brethren, we always ought to give-thanks to God concerning you*, just-as it is worthy, because your* faith is growing substantially, and the love* of each one of you* all toward one another is increasing; 1:4 so-as for us ourselves to boast in you* in the congregations* of God, on behalf of your* endurance and faith in all your* persecutions, and in the afflictions which you* are tolerating. 1:5 This is an example of the righteous judgment of God; *that* you* may be deemed worthy of the kingdom of God, on behalf of which you* are also suffering; 1:6 if indeed* it is a righteous thing with God to repay affliction to those who are afflicting you*; 1:7 and to you* who are afflicted with us, a relief at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the messengers of his power, 1:8 giving vengeance in a fire of flame {i.e. in flaming fire} to those who do not know God and to those who are not obeying* the good-news of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1:9 who will be suffering-punishment, the sentence of everlasting utter-destruction away from the face of the Lord, and away from the glory of his strength, 1:10 whenever he comes to be glorified in his holy-ones, and to be marveled at in that day in all those who have believed, (because our testimony to you* was believed). {2Th 1:7-9 & Mat 24:27, 24:29-31 & Mar 13:24-37 & Luk 21:25-28 & Acts 1:11 & 1Th 4:13-17 & 1Co 15:51-15:58 & Rev 1:7 Second Coming.}

     1:11 *For which, we are also always praying concerning you*, in order that our God might deem you* worthy of your* calling, and might fulfill every delight of goodness, and every work of faith in power, 1:12 *that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ might be glorified in you*, and you* in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[2 Thessalonians 2]

     2:1 Now brethren, we request of you*, on behalf of the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering-together to him, 2:2 *that* you* might not be quickly shaken from your* mind, nor be alarmed, (either through spirit, or through word, or through letter, as if it came through us), as that the day of the Christ is present. 2:3 Do not let anyone deceive you* in any manner, because that day will not come, if the apostasy does not come first and the man of sin, the son of destruction, should be revealed. 2:4 The one who lays in opposition to us and promotes himself against everyone being called* a god or worshiped object; so-as to sit in the temple of God as a god, showing himself– that he is a god. 2:5 Do you* not remember that while still being with you*, I was speaking to you* about these things? 2:6 And now you* know what is holding him back, *that* he may be revealed in his own time. 2:7 For* the mystery of lawlessness is already working; only there is one who is holding it back now, until he should become from the midst of us. 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will be consuming with the breath of his mouth and will be doing-away-with him by the appearing of his presence; 2:9 even he, whose presence is according to the working of the Adversary in every power and in signs and in lying wonders, 2:10 and in all deception of unrighteousness in those who are perishing, because they did not accept the love* of the truth, *that* they might be saved. 2:11 And because of this, God will be sending them a working of error, *that* they may believe in the lie; 2:12 in order that they all might be judged who did not believe the truth, but were delighted in unrighteousness.

     2:13 But we ought to give-thanks to God always concerning you* brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God selected you* for himself from the beginning to salvation in holiness of the Spirit and in faith of the truth; 2:14 to which he called you* through our good-news, *for the acquisition of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2:15 Therefore, consequently*, brethren, stand-firm* and hold-fast* the traditions which you* were taught, whether through speech or through our letter.

     2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God and Father who loved* us and gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope in his grace, 2:17 may comfort your* hearts and may establish you* in all the word and in good work.

[2 Thessalonians 3]

     3:1 Furthermore, brethren, pray* concerning us, in order that the word of the Lord may run onward and may be glorified, just-as it is also with you*; 3:2 and in order that we may be rescued from the improper and evil men; for* the faith is not of all. 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will be establishing you* and will be guarding you* from the evil one. 3:4 Now we have confidence in the Lord on the basis of you*, that you* are both practicing and will be practicing the things which we command you*. 3:5 Now may the Lord steer your* hearts into the love* of God and into the endurance of the Christ.

     3:6 Now brethren, we are commanding you* in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to withdraw yourselves from every brother who is walking disorderly and not according to the tradition which they received from us. 3:7 For* you* yourselves know how it is essential for you* to imitate us. Because we did not act-disorderly among you*; 3:8 nor did we eat bread freely from anyone, but in labor and hardship, working night and day, in order to not burden anyone of you*; 3:9 not because we did not have the authority, but in order that we might give ourselves as an example to you*, *that* you* might imitate us. 3:10 For* even when we were with you*, we were commanding you* this, If anyone is not willing to work, neither let him eat. 3:11 For* we hear there are some who are walking disorderly among you*, working at nothing, but are busybodies. 3:12 Now we are commanding to such and are encouraging through our Lord Jesus Christ, in order that they work with quietness and should eat their own bread. 3:13 But you* brethren, do* not be depressed in doing* good. 3:14 And if anyone is not obeying* our word through this letter, mark* that man and do* not socialize together with him, in order that he may be embarrassed. 3:15 And yet do* not deem him as an enemy, but admonish* him like a brother.

     3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself may give you* peace always in every manner. The Lord is with all of you*.

     3:17 The greeting from me, Paul, I thus am writing with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter. 3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with all of you*. Amen.

     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

{{ Introduction to 1 Timothy 63-64 AD

    This was written after Paul was released from his first two-year imprisonment in Rome, which is mentioned in Acts 28:30, 31.

Paul wants the reader to gain knowledge about God's instructions to preachers, prayer, the role of women, qualifications of elders and deacons, proper treatment of various categories of people, the importance of the right example and more. Timothy receives this letter from Paul and Paul took Timothy with him on other journeys (Acts 16:3-5). However, the writing is to give instructions and encouragement to Timothy and all other men who would preach the Good-news and to stress the necessity of preaching and teaching the sound doctrine (i.e., the Good-news of Christ, without adding to or taking away from it). To identify the need to wage the good spiritual warfare against Satan, including resisting and rebuking those who teach false doctrine. Paul addresses prayer, submission of women, qualifications of the men for the eldership or servants such as deacons. We also see instructions on the proper treatment of older and younger men and women, including widows and elders. Instruction and strong warning and exhortation to those who desire to be rich and to those who actually are rich in this world's goods.}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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