3:1 May run - Go on swiftly, without any interruption. And be glorified - Acknowledged as divine, and bring forth much fruit.
3:2 All men have not faith - And all men who have not are more or less unreasonable and wicked men.
3:3 Who will stablish you - That cleave to him by faith. And guard you from the evil one - And all his instruments.
3:4 We trust in the Lord concerning you - Thus only should we trust in any man.
3:5 Now the Lord - The Spirit, whose proper work this is. Direct - Lead you straight forward. Into the patience of Christ - Of which he set you a pattern.
3:6 That walketh disorderly - Particularly by not working. Not according to the tradition he received of us - The admonition we gave, both by word of mouth, and in our former epistle.
3:10 Neither let him eat - Do not maintain him in idleness.
3:11 Doing nothing, but being busybodies - To which idleness naturally disposes.
3:12 Work quietly - Letting the concerns of other people alone.
3:14 Have no company with him - No intimacy, no familiarity, no needless correspondence.
3:15 Admonish him as a brother - Tell him lovingly of the reason why you shun him.
3:16 The Lord of peace - Christ. Give you peace by all means - In every way and manner.