2 Thessalonians 3:8-18 TNIV

8 nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked1 night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

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9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help,2 but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.3

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10 For even when we were with you,4 we gave you this rule: "Anyone who is unwilling to work5 shall not eat."

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11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.6

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12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ7 to settle down and earn the bread they eat.8

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13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.9

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14 Take special note of those who do not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them,10 in order that they may feel ashamed.11

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      15 Yet do not regard them as enemies, but warn them as fellow believers.12

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      Final Greetings

      16 Now may the Lord of peace13 himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.14

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      17 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand,15 which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.

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      18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.16

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