2 Thessalonians 3:7

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

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

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;
New American Standard Bible

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example (imitate us), because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
New International Version

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
The Amplified Bible

For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate our example, for we were not disorderly or shirking of duty when we were with you [we were not idle].
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

For you yourselves know perfectly well how it is a necessity in the nature of the case for you to emulate us, that we did not act in an insubordinate manner among you,
Phillips’ Modern English

You know well that we ourselves are your examples here, and that our lives among you were never undisciplined.
Williams’ Language of the People

You know yourselves how you ought to follow my example; for I was not a shirker when I was with you;
2 Ths. 3:6 π 2 Ths. 3:8
Scriptures π 2 Thessalonians

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  1. 5. American Independence vs. Body Interdependence; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard Perhaps the worst influence that American independence has had on the spiritual understanding of believers is found in the usual interpretation given to Paul's words to the Thessalonians.

  2. Misusing Wealth; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard Man’s fallen nature gives him a virtually unshakable allegiance to social standards that are based, not on a divine perspective nor even on valuing honest work, but on the belief that real achievement consists in imitating and emulating the wealthy leisure class.

  3. One Hundred and Seven Theses - Steve Camp Christianity today is increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than the Spirit of Christ. We call ourselves to repent of this sin and to recover the historic Christian faith in the arts again.

  4. The Paradigm Shift - Neil Girrard A response to some of Steve Camp’s 107 Theses addressing the issues of what it really means to be the church.
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