“Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:6 That walketh disorderly - Particularly by not working. Not according to the tradition he received of us - The admonition we gave, both by word of mouth, and in our former epistle.
2Th 3:6 Now we command you. He has expressed a belief that they will readily obey his commands (2Th 3:4). He now gives one. Brethren. The command is not directed to priest or presbyter, but to the whole church. Compare 1Co 5:4,5. Withdraw yourselves. Decline to receive as a brother longer. Exclude from fellowship. Every brother that walketh disorderly. This command applies to other disorderly walking also, but has a direct reference here to those who refused to work. Not after the tradition which he received of us. The instructions received from us.