Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians - Thanks and prayers for the preservation of the assembly To give relief to you who are afflicted with us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, punishing those who don’t know God, and to those who don’t obey the Gospel. - Appearance of opponents of the coming of Christ For the mystery of lawlessness already works. Then the lawless one will come according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deception of wickedness for those who are being lost, because they didn’t receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. - Exhortation to hold fast to the teaching The truth, to which he called you through our Gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. - The Apostle's wishes for himself and the assembly But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love, and into the perseverance of Christ. If any man doesn’t obey our word in this letter, don’t count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all. The salutation of me, Paul, with my own hand Which is the sign in every letter This is how I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.