18 to open their eyes, in orderto turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God,that they may receive forgiveness of sins andan inheritance among those who aresanctified[a]by faith in Me.’
2 Thessalonians 3:8-12New King James Version (NKJV)
8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread [a]free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, 9 not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and [b]exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
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