¶ Furthermore brethren pray for us, that the word of God may have free passage, and be glorified, as it is with you: and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and evil men. For all men have not faith: but the Lord is faithful, which shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. We have confidence throw the Lord to youward, that ye both do, and will do, that which we command you. And the Lord guide your hearts unto the love of God, and patience of Christ.
¶ We require you brethren in the name of our Lord Iesu Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh inordinately, and not after the institution which ye received of us. Ye yourselves know how ye ought to counterfeit us: For we behaved not ourselves inordinately among you. Neither took we bread of any man for nought: but wrought with labour and travail night and day, because we would not be grievous to any of you: not but that we had authority: but to make ourselves an ensample unto you, to counterfeit us. For when we were with you, this we warned you of, that if there were any which would not work, that the same should not eat. We have heard say no doubt that there are some which walk among you inordinately, and work not at all, but are busybodies. Them that are such, we command and exhort in the name of our Lord Iesu Christ, that they work with quietness, and eat their bread. Brethren be not weary in well doing. If any man obey not our sayings, send us word of him by a letter: and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed: And count him not as an enemy: but warn him as a brother.
¶ The very Lord of peace, give you peace always, by all means. The Lord be with you all. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. This is the token in all pistels. So I write. The grace of our Lord Iesus be with you all Amen.
Sent from Athens.
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William Tyndale 1526