New Living Translation
We certainly had the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.
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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LibraryBut when He Might Use to Work, that Is...
15. But when he might use to work, that is, in what spaces of time, that he might not be hindered from preaching the Gospel, who can make out? Though, truly, that he wrought at hours of both day and night himself hath not left untold.  Yet these men truly, who as though very full of business and occupation inquire about the time of working, what do they? Have they from Jerusalem round about even to Illyricum filled the lands with the Gospel?  or whatever of barbarian nations hath remained …
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.
For He Himself Also, with an Eye to the Like Necessities of Saints...
First Then we Ought to Demonstrate that the Blessed Apostle Paul Willed the Servants...
1 Corinthians 4:16
So I urge you to imitate me.
1 Corinthians 9:4
Don't we have the right to live in your homes and share your meals?
2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you know that you ought to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you.
1 Peter 5:3
Don't lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example.
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