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 for 2 Thessalonians 3:9

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 for 2 Thessalonians 3:9

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:9


3:10 Neither let him eat - Do not maintain him in idleness.

3:11 Doing nothing, but being busybodies - To which idleness naturally disposes.


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 3:9



 

Do you have a Bible comment or question?


2000 characters remain...




Bible Options

Sponsored Links