2 Thessalonians 3:7
Modern Translations
New International Version
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,

New Living Translation
For you know that you ought to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you.

English Standard Version
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,

Berean Study Bible
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not undisciplined among you,

New American Standard Bible
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined way among you,

NASB 1995
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,

NASB 1977
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,

Amplified Bible
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined or inappropriate manner when we were with you [we were never idle or lazy, nor did we avoid our duties],

Christian Standard Bible
For you yourselves know how you should imitate us: We were not idle among you;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you yourselves know how you must imitate us: We were not irresponsible among you;

Contemporary English Version
You surely know that you should follow our example. We didn't waste our time loafing,

Good News Translation
You yourselves know very well that you should do just what we did. We were not lazy when we were with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know what you must do to imitate us. We lived a disciplined life among you.

International Standard Version
For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you.

NET Bible
For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline among you,
Classic Translations
King James Bible
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;

King James 2000 Bible
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

New Heart English Bible
For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we did not behave ourselves rebelliously among you,

World English Bible
For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn't behave ourselves rebelliously among you,

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

American Standard Version
For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

A Faithful Version
For you yourselves understand that you should do exactly as we have done because we have not behaved irresponsibly among you,

Darby Bible Translation
For ye know yourselves how ye ought to imitate us, because we have not walked disorderly among you;

English Revised Version
For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Webster's Bible Translation
For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
For ye your selues know, how ye ought to follow vs: for we behaued not our selues inordinately among you,

Bishops' Bible of 1568
For ye your selues knowe howe ye ought to folowe vs: For we behaued not our selues inordinately among you,

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For ye yor selues knowe, how ye oughte to folowe vs: for we behaued not oure selues inordinatly amonge you,

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Ye youre selves knowe how ye ought to folowe vs. For we behaved not oure selves inordinatly amonge you.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
for you have known how it is necessary to imitate us, because we did not act disorderly among you;

Berean Literal Bible
For you yourselves know how it behooves you to imitate us, because we were not idle 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;

Smith's Literal Translation
For ye yourselves know that ye ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you;

Literal Emphasis Translation
For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us, because we were not out of order among you;

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you;

Catholic Public Domain Version
For you yourselves know the manner in which you ought to imitate us. For we were not disorderly among you.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you know how it is right to imitate us, for we have not walked wickedly among you,

Lamsa Bible
For you know well how you ought to imitate us; for our behaviour was not disorderly among you;

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us: for we did not behave in a disorderly manner among you,

Godbey New Testament
For you yourselves know how it behooves you to imitate us; because we were not disorderly among you;

Haweis New Testament
For ye yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us; for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you,

Mace New Testament
for you know what an example we have given for your imitation: that our conduct among you was regular:

Weymouth New Testament
For you yourselves know that it is your duty to follow our example. There was no disorder in our lives among you,

Worrell New Testament
For ye yourselves know that ye should imitate us; because we were not disorderly among you;

Worsley New Testament
For ye know how ye ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you;








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