2 Thessalonians 3:9-18 (New American Standard)

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9 not because we do not have 1the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves 2as a model for you, so that you would afollow our example. 10 For even 3when we were with you, we used to give you this order : 4if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are 5leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like 6busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and 7exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to 8work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. 13 But as for you, 9brethren, 10do not grow weary of doing good. 14 If anyone does not obey our binstruction c11in this letter, take special note of that person d12and do not associate with him, so that he will be 13put to shame. 15 Yet 14do not regard him as an enemy, but e15admonish him as a 16brother. 16 Now 17may the Lord of peace 18Himself continually grant you peace in every fcircumstance. 19The Lord be with you all ! 17 gI, Paul, write this greeting 20with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter ; this is the way I write. 18 21The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
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