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We did this, not because we do not have the right to demand our support; we did it to be an example for you to follow.
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Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.
Matthew 10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor a staff; for the workman is worthy of his meat.
1 Corinthians 9:4-14 Have not we power to eat and to drink? . . .
Galatians 6:6 And let him that is instructed in the word communicate to him that instructeth him, in all good things.
1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.
2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us. For we were not disorderly among you.
John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.
1 Peter 2:21 For unto this are you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example that you should follow his steps.
ContextWarning against Irresponsibility
…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. 10For also, when we were with you, this we declared to you: that, if any man will not work, neither let him eat.…
1 Corinthians 4:16
Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me as I also am of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:4
Have not we power to eat and to drink?
2 Thessalonians 3:7
For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us. For we were not disorderly among you.
1 Peter 5:3
Neither as lording it over the clergy but being made a pattern of the flock from the heart.
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