2 Thessalonians 3:8
Good News Translation
We did not accept anyone's support without paying for it. Instead, we worked and toiled; we kept working day and night so as not to be an expense to any of you.

Contemporary English Version
and we didn't accept food from anyone without paying for it. We didn't want to be a burden to any of you, so night and day we worked as hard as we could.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing: but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing: but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you.

eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now we charge them that are such and beseech them by the Lord Jesus Christ that, working with silence, they would eat their own bread.

Proverbs 31:27 She hath looked well on the paths of her house, and hath not eaten her bread idle.

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our supersubstantial bread.

but.

Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and wrought. (Now they were tentmakers by trade.)

Acts 20:34 You yourselves know. For such things as were needful for me and them that are with me, these hands have furnished.

1 Corinthians 4:12 And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it.

2 Corinthians 11:9 And, when I was present with you and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was wanting to me, the brethren supplied who came from Macedonia. And in all things I have kept myself from being burthensome to you: and so I will keep myself.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you use your endeavour to be quiet: and that you do your own business and work with your own hands, as we commanded you: and that you walk honestly towards them that are without: and that you want nothing of any man's.

night.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.

Context
Warning against Irresponsibility
7For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us. For we were not disorderly among you. 8Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing: but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you. 9Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:18
And there was prepared for me day be day one ox, and six choice rams, besides fowls, and once in ten days I gave store of divers wines, and many other things: yet I did not require my yearly allowance as governor: for the people were very much impoverished.

Acts 18:3
And because he was of the same trade, he remained with them and wrought. (Now they were tentmakers by trade.)

1 Corinthians 9:4
Have not we power to eat and to drink?

2 Corinthians 11:27
In labour and painfulness, in much watchings, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness:

Ephesians 4:28
He that stole, let him now steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.

1 Thessalonians 2:9
For you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.

Additional Translations
nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. Instead, in labor and toil, we worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

nor did we eat bread from anyone without payment, but in labor and toil, working night and day in order not to be burdensome to any of you,

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

neither did we eat bread for nought at any man's hand, but in labor and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of you:

nor have we eaten bread from any one without cost; but in toil and hardship working night and day not to be chargeable to any one of you:

neither did we eat bread for nought at any man's hand, but in labour and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of you:

Neither did we eat any man's bread for naught; but wrought with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

nor did we eat any one's bread without paying for it, but we laboured and toiled, working hard night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

neither did we eat bread from anyone's hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you;

nor for nought did we eat bread of any one, but in labour and in travail, night and day working, not to be chargeable to any of you;
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