We did not accept anyone's food without paying; on the contrary, we labored and toiled, day and night, working so as not to be a burden to any of you.
It was not that we hadn't the right to be supported, but so that we could make ourselves an example to imitate.
For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: if someone won't work, he shouldn't eat!
We hear that some of you are leading a life of idleness - not busy working, just busybodies!
We command such people - and in union with the Lord Yeshua the Messiah we urge them - to settle down, get to work, and earn their own living.
And you brothers who are doing what is good, don't slack off!
Furthermore, if anyone does not obey what we are saying in this letter, take note of him and have nothing to do with him, so that he will be ashamed.
But don't consider him an enemy; on the contrary, confront him as a brother and try to help him change.
Now may the Lord of shalom himself give you shalom always in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.
The greeting in my own handwriting: From Sha'ul. This is the mark of genuineness in every letter, this is what my handwriting looks like.
The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you all.