A (16) Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself,
B (16b) and God, even our Father,
C (16c) which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
D (17a) Comfort your hearts,
E (17b) and stablish you in every good word and work.
F (3:1-2) Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
F’ (3a) But the Lord is faithful,
E’ (3b-4) who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
D’ (5a) And the Lord direct your hearts
C’ (5b) into the love
B’ (5c) of God,
A’ (5d) and into the patient waiting for Christ.