nor did we (A)seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as (B)apostles of Christ [a]we might have [b]asserted our authority.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:6 Lit being able to
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:6 Or be burdensome

For you recall, brethren, our (A)labor and hardship, how (B)working night and day so as not to be a (C)burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the (D)gospel of God.

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nor did we (A)eat [a]anyone’s bread [b]without paying for it, but with (B)labor and hardship we kept (C)working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; not because we do not have (D)the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves (E)as a model for you, so that you would [c]follow our example. 10 For even (F)when we were with you, we used to give you this order: (G)if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are (H)leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like (I)busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and (J)exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to (K)work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. 13 But as for you, (L)brethren, (M)do not grow weary of doing good.

14 If anyone does not obey our [d]instruction [e](N)in this letter, take special note of that person [f](O)and do not associate with him, so that he will be (P)put to shame. 15 Yet (Q)do not regard him as an enemy, but [g](R)admonish him as a (S)brother.

16 Now (T)may the Lord of peace (U)Himself continually grant you peace in every [h]circumstance. (V)The Lord be with you all!

17 [i]I, Paul, write this greeting (W)with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write. 18 (X)The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Lit from anyone
  2. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Lit freely
  3. 2 Thessalonians 3:9 Lit imitate us
  4. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Lit word
  5. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Lit through
  6. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Lit not to associate
  7. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Or keep admonishing
  8. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Lit way
  9. 2 Thessalonians 3:17 Lit The greeting by my hand of Paul

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