2 Thessalonians 3:8
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New International Version
nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

New Living Translation
We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you.

English Standard Version
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you.

Berean Study Bible
nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, in labor and toil, we worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

Berean Literal Bible
nor did we eat bread from anyone without payment, but in labor and toil, working night and day in order not to be burdensome to any of you,

New American Standard Bible
nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;

King James Bible
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
we did not eat anyone's food free of charge; instead, we labored and struggled, working night and day, so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

International Standard Version
We did not eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, with toil and labor we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

NET Bible
and we did not eat anyone's food without paying. Instead, in toil and drudgery we worked night and day in order not to burden any of you.

New Heart English Bible
neither did we eat bread from anyone's hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither have we eaten the bread of any of you without charge, but we were working with labor and toil, by night and by day, that we would not be a burden to anyone of you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We didn't eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, we worked hard and struggled night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

New American Standard 1977
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we might not be a burden to any of you;

Jubilee Bible 2000
neither did we eat any man's bread for nought, but working with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,

King James 2000 Bible
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you:

American King James Version
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

American Standard Version
neither did we eat bread for nought at any man's hand, but in labor and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing, but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you.

Darby Bible Translation
nor have we eaten bread from any one without cost; but in toil and hardship working night and day not to be chargeable to any one of you:

English Revised Version
neither did we eat bread for nought at any man's hand, but in labour and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of you:

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither did we eat any man's bread for naught; but wrought with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Weymouth New Testament
nor did we eat any one's bread without paying for it, but we laboured and toiled, working hard night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.

World English Bible
neither did we eat bread from anyone's hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you;

Young's Literal Translation
nor for nought did we eat bread of any one, but in labour and in travail, night and day working, not to be chargeable to any of you;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:6-15 Those who have received the gospel, are to live according to the gospel. Such as could work, and would not, were not to be maintained in idleness. Christianity is not to countenance slothfulness, which would consume what is meant to encourage the industrious, and to support the sick and afflicted. Industry in our callings as men, is a duty required by our calling as Christians. But some expected to be maintained in idleness, and indulged a curious and conceited temper. They meddled with the concerns of others, and did much harm. It is a great error and abuse of religion, to make it a cloak for idleness or any other sin. The servant who waits for the coming of his Lord aright, must be working as his Lord has commanded. If we are idle, the devil and a corrupt heart will soon find us somewhat to do. The mind of man is a busy thing; if it is not employed in doing good, it will be doing evil. It is an excellent, but rare union, to be active in our own business, yet quiet as to other people's. If any refused to labour with quietness, they were to note him with censure, and to separate from his company, yet they were to seek his good by loving admonitions. The Lords is with you while you are with him. Hold on your way, and hold on to the end. We must never give over, or tire in our work. It will be time enough to rest when we come to heaven.
Study Bible
Warning against Irresponsibility
7For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not undisciplined among you, 8nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. Instead, in labor and toil, we worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9Not that we lack this right, but we wanted to offer ourselves as an example for you to imitate.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:18
Now that which was prepared for each day was one ox and six choice sheep, also birds were prepared for me; and once in ten days all sorts of wine were furnished in abundance. Yet for all this I did not demand the governor's food allowance, because the servitude was heavy on this people.

Acts 18:3
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.

1 Corinthians 9:4
Have we no right to food and to drink?

2 Corinthians 11:27
in labor and toil and often without sleep, in hunger and thirst and often without food, in cold and exposure.

Ephesians 4:28
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.

1 Thessalonians 2:9
Surely you recall, brothers, our labor and toil. We worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to anyone while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, …

Proverbs 31:27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

but.

Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he stayed with them, and worked: …

Acts 20:34 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my …

1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being …

2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man…

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and …

night. See on

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

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