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The New King James Version

2 Thessalonians 3:6–15

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Warning Against Idleness

But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, hthat you withdraw ifrom every brother who walks jdisorderly and not according to the tradition which 1he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread 2free of charge, but worked with klabor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have lauthority, 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 mbusybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and 3exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ nthat they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

13 But as for you, brethren, odo not grow weary in doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this 4epistle, note that person and pdo not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 qYet do not count him as an enemy, rbut 5admonish him as a brother.

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