2 Thessalonians 3:7
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New International Version
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,

King James Bible
For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Darby Bible Translation
For ye know yourselves how ye ought to imitate us, because we have not walked disorderly among you;

World English Bible
For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn't behave ourselves rebelliously among you,

Young's Literal Translation
for yourselves have known how it behoveth you to imitate us, because we did not act disorderly among you;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We behaved not ourselves disorderly - Ουκ ητακτησαμεν· We did not go out of our rank - we kept our place, and discharged all its duties.

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how.

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample to you to follow us.

1 Corinthians 4:16 Why I beseech you, be you followers of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Philippians 3:17 Brothers, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have us for an ensample.

Philippians 4:9 Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

1 Thessalonians 1:6,7 And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost...

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

Titus 2:7 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity,

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

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2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Thessalonians 2:10 You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

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The Lord of Peace and the Peace of the Lord
'Now the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace always, by all means. The Lord be with you all.'--2 THESS. iii. 16. We have reached here the last of the brief outbursts of prayer which characterise this letter, and bear witness to the Apostle's affection for his Thessalonian converts. It is the deepening of the ordinary Jewish formula of meeting and parting. We find that, in most of his letters, the Apostle begins with wishing 'grace and peace,' and closes with an echo of the wish. 'Peace be unto
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Patience of Christ.
"BUT the Lord direct your hearts into the Love of God and into the Patience of Christ" (2 Thess. iii:5). With these words Paul exhorted the Thessalonian believers. They had many trials and difficulties. They suffered persecutions and were troubled. False alarms had affected their patience of hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. The inspired exhortation puts before their hearts the Patience of Christ. Comfort and joy, encouragement and peace, would surely come to their hearts and strengthen them, if they
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Fifteenth Lesson. If Two Agree
If two agree;' Or, The Power of United Prayer Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.--Matt. xviii. 19, 20. ONE of the first lessons of our Lord in His school of prayer was: Not to be seen of men. Enter thy inner chamber; be alone with the Father. When He has thus taught us that the
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

There Also is Said at what Work the Apostle Wrought. ...
22. There also is said at what work the Apostle wrought. "After these things," it says, "he departed from Athens and came to Corinth; and having found a certain Jew, by name Aquila, of Pontus by birth, lately come from Italy, and Priscilla his wife, because that Claudius had ordered all Jews to depart from Rome, he came unto them, and because he was of the same craft he abode with them, doing work: for they were tent-makers." [2549] This if they shall essay to interpret allegorically, they show what
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 1:6
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

2 Thessalonians 3:9
We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.

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