New American Standard Bible
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us - You know what you should do in order to imitate us.
For we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you - See the notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:10.
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1 Thessalonians 1:6
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
2 Thessalonians 3:9
not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.
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