15 Truly I say to you, (A)it will be more tolerable for the land of (B)Sodom and Gomorrah on (C)the day of judgment, than for that city.

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and to give relief to you who are afflicted, along with us, [a](A)when the Lord Jesus will be revealed (B)from heaven (C)with [b]His mighty angels (D)in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who (E)do not know God, and to those who (F)do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These people will pay the penalty of (G)eternal destruction, (H)away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes to be (I)glorified among His [c]saints on that (J)day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—because our (K)testimony to you was believed.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 Lit at the revelation of the Lord Jesus
  2. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 Lit the angels of His power
  3. 2 Thessalonians 1:10 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people

12 For this reason I also suffer these things; but (A)I am not ashamed, for I know (B)whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to (C)protect what I have entrusted to Him [a]until (D)that day.

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  1. 2 Timothy 1:12 Or for

18 the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on (A)that day—and you know very well what services he rendered at (B)Ephesus.

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in the future there (A)is reserved for me (B)the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on (C)that day; and not only to me, but also to (D)all who have loved His (E)appearing.

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