2 Thessalonians 3:8-18 ESV

8 nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but 1with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.

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9 It was 2not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves 3an example to imitate.

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10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: 4If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

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11 For we hear that some among you 5walk in idleness, not busy at work, but 6busybodies.

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12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.a

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    • j 3:12 - Greek eat their own bread
      13 As for you, brothers, 7do not grow weary in doing good.

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      14 If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and 8have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.

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        • 87 3:14 - See ver. 6
          15 9Do not regard him as an enemy, but 10warn him as a brother.

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          Benediction

          16 Now may 11the Lord of peace himself 12give you peace at all times in every way. 13The Lord be with you all.

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          17 I, Paul, write 14this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write.

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

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