not because we do not have1the right to this, but in order to offerourselves2as a model for you, so that you would afollow our example.
For even3when we were with you, we used to give you thisorder: 4ifanyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
For we hear that someamong you are 5leading an undisciplinedlife, doingnowork at all, but actinglike6busybodies.
12Nowsuchpersons we command and 7exhort in the LordJesusChrist to 8work in quietfashion and eat their ownbread.
But as for you, 9brethren, 10do not growweary of doinggood.
14Ifanyone does not obey our binstructionc11in thisletter, takespecialnote of that persond12and do not associate with him, so that he will be 13put to shame.
Yet 14do not regard him as an enemy, but e15admonish him as a 16brother.
16Now17may the Lord of peace18Himselfcontinuallygrant you peace in everyfcircumstance. 19The Lord be with you all!
17gI, Paul, write thisgreeting20with my ownhand, and this is a distinguishingmark in everyletter; this is the way I write.
1821The grace of our LordJesusChrist be with you all.