2 Thessalonians 3:9
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English Standard Version
It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.

King James Bible
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

American Standard Version
not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves and ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.

English Revised Version
not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves a pattern to you to follow us.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Power (ἐξουσίαν)

Better, right. See on Mark 2:10; see on John 1:12.

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Not.

Matthew 10:10 Nor money for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

1 Corinthians 9:4-14 Have we not power to eat and to drink...

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

to make. See on ver.

2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:16
I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

1 Corinthians 9:4
Do we not have the right to eat and drink?

2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,

1 Peter 5:3
not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

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