Bible: 2 Thess 3:6-14

Response to the Undisciplined

3:6 But we command you, brothers and sisters, 1  in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined 2  life 3  and not according to the tradition they 4  received from us. 3:7 For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline 5  among you, 3:8 and we did not eat anyone’s food without paying. 6  Instead, in toil and drudgery we worked 7  night and day in order not to burden any of you. 3:9 It was not because we do not have that right, but to give ourselves as an example for you to imitate. 8  3:10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: “If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat.” 3:11 For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, 9  not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others. 10  3:12 Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat. 11  3:13 But you, brothers and sisters, 12  do not grow weary in doing what is right. 3:14 But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed.

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