2 Thessalonians 3:7-17 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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      13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

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      14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed.

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          15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

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          Final Greetings

          16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

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          17 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

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