2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

2 Thessalonians 3:7 NABRE

For you know how one must imitate us. For we did not act in a disorderly way among you
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2 Thessalonians 3:8 NABRE

nor did we eat food received free from anyone. On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day we worked, so as not to burden any of you.
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2 Thessalonians 3:9 NABRE

Not that we do not have the right. Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us.
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2 Thessalonians 3:10 NABRE

In fact, when we were with you, we instructed you that if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat.
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2 Thessalonians 3:11 NABRE

We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business of others.
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2 Thessalonians 3:12 NABRE

Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and to eat their own food.
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