2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:7; 2 Thessalonians 3:9-10
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord , because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.