11 and to aspire (A)to live quietly, and (B)to mind your own affairs, and (C)to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

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nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but (A)with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.

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11 For we hear that some among you (A)walk in idleness, not busy at work, but (B)busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 Greek to eat their own bread

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