7 For you yourselves know how you ought to 1follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
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8 nor did we 2eat anyone's * bread without paying for it, but with 3labor and hardship we kept 4working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;
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    • k 3:8 - Lit "from anyone"
    • l 3:8 - Lit "freely"
      9 not because we do not have 5the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves 6as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
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      10 For even 7when we were with you, we used to give you this order: 8if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
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