2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. 6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
8 and we did not eat anyone's bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. 8 nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
9 This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow.
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
11 For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
13 Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right. 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 Take note of those who do not obey what we say in this letter; have nothing to do with them, so that they may be ashamed. 14 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed.
15 Do not regard them as enemies, but warn them as believers. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.