Stand Firm

13 (A)But we should always give thanks to God for you, (B)brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord, because (C)God has chosen you [a]from the beginning (D)for salvation [b](E)through sanctification [c]by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 14 It was for this He (F)called you through (G)our gospel, [d]that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers and sisters, (H)stand firm and (I)hold on to the traditions which you were taught, whether (J)by word of mouth or (K)by letter [e]from us.

16 (L)Now may our Lord Jesus Christ (M)Himself and God our Father, who has (N)loved us and given us eternal comfort and (O)good hope by grace, 17 (P)comfort and (Q)strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 One early ms first fruits
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit in
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit of
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:14 Lit to the obtaining of
  5. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit of