|The Message (MSG)
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12 We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.
12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
|Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)
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