2 Thessalonians

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2 Thessalonians 3:9

“Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not because we haue not power, but to make our selues an ensample vnto you to follow vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 follow our example.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves and ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, so that you might do the same.
- Basic English Bible

not that we have not the right, but that we might give ourselves as an example to you, in order to your imitating us.
- Darby Bible

Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves a pattern to you to follow us.
- Webster's Bible

This was not because we had not a claim upon you, but it arose from a desire to set you an example--for you to imitate us.
- Weymouth Bible

not because we don't have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.
- World English Bible

Not as we hadden not power, but that we schulden yyue vs silf ensaumple to you to sue vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

not because we have not authority, but that ourselves a pattern we might give to you, to imitate us;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:9


2Th 3:9 Not because we have not power. A right to support at your hands, But to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. But because we wished to set you an example of industry.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 3

  • Mine\'
    As the chosen people of God, we are to allow the word of God to have it 's course in us, and be glorified. We are to obey the word of the gospel of Jesus Christ as given to his apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors, and teachers. If our brother is not submissive to the word, we are not to keep company with him, that he maybe ashamed. We are not to treat him like an enemy, but to counsel him. According to the word of God, we are to be quiet people, and work with our own hands to eat. This is an awesome chapter.
  • Anonymous for verse 6
    Obey them that have rule over you...Also, submit yourself to the ordinance of man for the Lord 's sake
  • Anonymous for verse 3
    His faithfulness is TRUE, SURE, is forever more...
  • Anonymous for verse 3
    The faithfulness is TRUE, SURE, is forever more...
  • Charles Stevenson
    It a very good chapter
  • Tim George for verse 2
    For all men have not the faith. The preaching of the gospel brings division . Some will believe and place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, while others will not. These are called unreasonable and wicked men. .

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