2 Thessalonians 3:9-18 NIV

9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help,1 but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow.2

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10 For even when we were with you,3 we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work,4 he shall not eat."

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11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.5

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12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ6 to settle down and earn the bread they eat.7

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13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.8

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14 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him,9 in order that he may feel ashamed.10

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      15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.11

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      Final Greetings

      16 Now may the Lord of peace12 himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.13

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      17 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand,14 which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

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      18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.15

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