13 (A)But we should always give thanks to God for you, (B)brethren 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 gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brethren, (H)stand firm and (I)hold 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 reads first fruits
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit in
  3. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Lit of
  4. 2 Thessalonians 2:14 Lit to the gaining of
  5. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit of

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