we did not eat anyone's bread free of charge; instead, we labored and toiled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
It is not that we don't have the right [to support], but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us.
In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: "If anyone isn't willing to work, he should not eat."
For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work [of others].
Now we command and exhort such people, by the Lord Jesus Christ, that quietly working, they may eat their own bread.a13
Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don't associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.
Yet don't treat him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.