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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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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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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