New Living Translation
Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: "Those unwilling to work will not get to eat."
King James Bible
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
Darby Bible Translation
For also when we were with you we enjoined you this, that if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat.
World English Bible
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: "If anyone will not work, neither let him eat."
Young's Literal Translation
for even when we were with you, this we did command you, that if any one is not willing to work, neither let him eat,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:10 Neither let him eat - Do not maintain him in idleness.
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 Thessalonians 3:4
Even while we were with you, we warned you that troubles would soon come--and they did, as you well know.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
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