2 Thessalonians 3:6-18New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you [a]keep away from every brother who [b]leads an [c]unruly life and not according to the tradition which [d]you received from us.7 For you yourselves know how you ought to [e]follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,8 nor did we eat [f]anyone’s bread [g]without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we keptworking night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;9 not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would [h]follow our example.10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.
14 If anyone does not obey our [i]instruction [j]in this letter, take special note of that person [k]and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.15 Yetdo not regard him as an enemy, but [l]admonish him as a brother.
16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every [m]circumstance. The Lord be with you all!
17 [n]I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Want to get the most out of Bible Gateway? Find out why Bible Gateway Plus is the ultimate toolkit for anyone seeking to grow closer to the Word. For less than the cost of a latte, Plus membership gives you access to a complete digital Bible study library and reduced banner ads. Try it free for 30 days!