C. Further Encouragement
13 But we ought to athank God always concerning you, brothers bbeloved of the Lord, because God 1cchose you 2from the dbeginning unto esalvation in 3fsanctification of the Spirit and 4belief of the gtruth,
14 To 1which also He acalled you through our bgospel unto the obtaining of the 2cglory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 So then, brothers, astand firm and hold to the 1bthings which were handed down to you and which you were taught, whether by word or by our letter.
16 Now our 1Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has aloved us and given us 2eternal comfort and 3good bhope in 4grace,
17 Comfort your hearts and aestablish you in every good work and word.
1 Finally, brothers, apray concerning us, that the word of the Lord may brun and be 1glorified, even as it is also 2with you;
2 And that we may be adelivered from unreasonable and evil men, for the bfaith does not belong to all.
3 But the Lord is afaithful, who will 1bestablish you and 2guard you from the cevil one.
4 And we have aconfidence in the Lord concerning you that what we 1bcharge, you both are doing and will do.
5 And the Lord 1adirect your bhearts 2into the 3clove of God and 4into the 5endurance of Christ.