2 Thessalonians 3:9

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

Read 2 Thessalonians 3:9 Using Other Translations

Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.
We certainly had the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.
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