10 For even (A)when we were with you, we used to give you this order: (B)if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are (C)leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like (D)busybodies. 12 Now we command and (E)exhort such persons in the Lord Jesus Christ to (F)work [a]peacefully and eat their own bread. 13 But as for you, (G)brothers and sisters, (H)do not grow weary of doing good.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 Lit with quietness

23 Whatever you do, do your work [a]heartily, (A)as for the Lord and not for people, 24 (B)knowing that it is from the Lord that you will receive the reward [b]of (C)the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you (D)serve.

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  1. Colossians 3:23 Lit from the soul
  2. Colossians 3:24 I.e., consisting of