Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians
An Original Paraphrase by Sis. Kimberly Hartfield
1[1-2] From Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians, in Yahweh our God and God, Yeshua, the Christ: May you be blessed with grace and peace, from Yahweh, our God, and God, Yeshua the Christ.
[3-12] We must thank God for you always, Christians, as is right, because your faith grows greatly, and the love of everyone of you all toward each other grows; So that we ourselves have success in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your abuses and trials that you keep on going through: Which is clear proof of the fairness of God’s judgment, that you can be found worthy of the realm of God, for which you also suffer: Seeing it’s a good thing with God to repay troubles to those who trouble you; And to you, who are uneasy, rest with us, when Yeshua, the Christ, comes from heaven with God’s powerful angels to punish in flaming fire those who don’t know God, and that don’t obey the New Word of Yeshua, the Christ: Who will be punished with endless destruction and put out of the presence of God, and from the light of God’s power when the Christ comes to be known in the Christians, and to be admired by all those who believe ( because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. So we also always pray for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and complete all the joy of God’s goodness, and the work of faith with power, so that the Name of our God, Yeshua, the Christ, can be made known in you, and you in God, for the grace of our God and Yeshua, the Christ.
2[1-12] Now, Christians, about the coming of our God, Yeshua, the Christ, and about our gathering together to be with Christ, we beg you not to be quickly upset in your mind, nor to be uneasy, not by spirit, not by word, and not by letter, as if from us, as if the day of Christ had already come. Let no one mislead you by any means, because that Day won’t come, unless a great loss of faith comes first, and that soul of sin becomes known, the child of Hell; Who opposes and praises them self above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that as God, they will sit in the place of worship of God, believing in them self that they are God. Don’t you remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And now you know what is keeping this from happening, and that they will become known in their own time. Because the secret of sin is already working: only the ONE who now lets this happen will let it happen, until that ONE is taken out of the way. And then that evil one will become known, whom God will burn up with the blast of Christ’s breath, and will destroy with the brightness of Christ’s coming: Even the one, whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power, amazing signs, things without truth, and all ungodly lies in those who are to be destroyed; because they didn’t accept the love of the truth, in order to be saved. And for this reason, God will send them a strong delusion, so that they’ll believe the lie, and that they’ll all be damned, who didn’t believe the truth, but enjoyed ungodliness.
[13-17] But we must thank God for you always, Christians, dear loved ones of God, because God has chosen you from the beginning to be saved by the blessing of the Spirit and by your belief of the truth: Who were called by our New Word, in order to get the light of our God, Yeshua, the Christ. So, Christians, stand your ground, and keep the way of life which you’ve been taught, whether by word, or our letter. Now may our God, Yeshua, the Christ, and God, Yahweh God, who has loved us, and has given us everlasting reassurance and a good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and approve you in every good word and work.
3 Finally, Christians, pray for us, that the Word of God will have free reign, and become well known, even as it is known by you: And that we will be spared from unreasonable and evil people, because some don’t have faith. But God is faithful, who will approve you, and keep you from the evil one. And we have confidence in God about you, both that you do and will do the things we tell you to do. And may Christ guide your hearts into God’s love, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
 Now we tell you, Christians, in the Name of our God, Yeshua the Christ, that you stay away from every Christian that walks disorderly, and not in the way of life which they learned from us. Because you yourselves know how you should follow us, because we weren’t disorderly among you; Neither did we eat anyone’s food for nothing; but worked with sweat and hard work night and day, that we wouldn’t be chargeable to any of you: Not because we don’t have the right, but to make ourselves an example for you to follow us. Because even when we were with you, we told you this, that if any wouldn’t work, neither would they eat. And we hear that there are some who are walking disorderly among you, not working at all, but being busybodies. Now those who are such people, we tell and advise by our God, Yeshua the Christ that they work without arguing, and eat their own food. But you, Christians, don’t get tired of doing good. And if anyone doesn’t obey our word by this letter, note that person, and stay away from them, so that they will be ashamed. Yet don’t think of them as an enemy, but warn them as a Christian. Now may the God of peace give you peace always and by all ways. God be with you all.
[17-18] I write the Greeting of Paul with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter. May the grace of our God, Yeshua the Christ be with you all. So be it!