2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 (Weymouth New Testament)

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6 But, by the authority of the Lord, we command you, brethren, to stand aloof from every brother whose life is disorderly and not in accordance with the teaching which all received from us. 7 For you yourselves know that it is your duty to follow our example. There was no disorder in our lives among you, 8 nor did we eat any one's bread without paying for it, but we laboured and toiled, working hard night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you. 9 This was not because we had not a claim upon you, but it arose from a desire to set you an example--for you to imitate us. 10 For even when we were with you, we laid down this rule for you: "If a man does not choose to work, neither shall he eat." 11 For we hear that there are some of you who live disorderly lives and are mere idle busybodies. 12 To persons of that sort our injunction--and our command by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ--is that they are to work quietly and eat their own honestly-earned bread. 13 But you, brethren, must not grow weary in the path of duty; 14 and if any one refuses to obey these our written instructions, mark that man and hold no communication with him--so that he may be made to feel ashamed. 15 And yet do not regard him as an enemy, but caution him as a brother.
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