2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 NIV

7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,

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      8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

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      9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.

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      10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

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      11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.

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      12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.

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