New International Version
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.
King James Bible
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
Darby Bible Translation
not that we have not the right, but that we might give ourselves as an example to you, in order to your imitating us.
World English Bible
not because we don't have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.
Young's Literal Translation
not because we have not authority, but that ourselves a pattern we might give to you, to imitate us;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Not because we have not power - We have the power, εξουσιαν, the right, to be maintained by those in whose behalf we labor. The laborer is worthy of his hire, is a maxim universally acknowledged and respected; and they who preach the Gospel should live by the Gospel: the apostle did not claim his privilege, but labored for his own support, that he might be an example to those whom he found otherwise disposed, and that he might spare the poor. See 1 Corinthians 9:1, etc.
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to make. See on ver.
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'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 …
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1 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.
1 Corinthians 9:4
Don't we have the right to food and drink?
2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
1 Peter 5:3
not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
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