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

  • Ray321
    2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Some brothers in Christ might not have all the answers to the Word of God, but if that brother is willing to pervert the Word of God, then we must have no company with him. We still have to love and pray for him in the Lord.
  • BSP
    Verse 10: One must be willing to work if he or she is able in order to care for their necessities. We don't want to be an unnecessary burden to others if we are able to work and provide for ourselves and our families.
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 3:13 BUT YOU BRETHREN BE NOT WEARY IN WELL DOING ----- 3:14 AND IF ANY MAN OBEY NOT OUR WORD BY THIS EPISTLE NOTE THAT MAN AND HAVE NO COMPANY WITH HIM THAT HE MAY BE ASHAMED ----- 3:15 YET COUNT HIM NOT AS AN ENEMY BUT ADMONISH HIM AS A BROTHER PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS
  • Word
    Jim wait for true Christ hail stones won't hit you or the burning fire, God is a consuming fire, standing next to a worshipper of antichrist that fire won't hurt but will be a warm feeling of love going through you. When the vials are poured and the wrath of God hits has nothing to do with those who waited for the true Christ. They heard the message that came from the elect delivered up an waited.
  • Word
    Jim 1st tribulation is for all of us and it's a test for everyone and how some people can think they are somehow better than the elect who will stand against the false messiah and others who say they don't have to be in the tribulation is ignorance. We are all changed at the 7th trump and Christ comes here to set up His Kingdom.Listen to the two witnesses and those delivered up Holy Spirit speaks
  • Word
    I won't be troubled in mind at what is said because that day of tribulation won't come until there is a great falling away and that man of sin is revealed the devil who will stand in Jerusalem claiming he is God and I will take heed and I won't leave the field of work and chase after a false Christ when they say Christ is in the desert or in the chambers. Wait, hail stones an fire 7th trump. Wait!

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