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2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. 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 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. 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 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. 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.