For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: "If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat."
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1 Thessalonians 4:11
Chapter Outline1. Paul craves their prayers for himself;
3. testifies what confidence he has in them;
5. makes request to God in their behalf;
6. gives them various precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company;
16. and then concludes with prayer and salutation.
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Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
King James Bible
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: "If anyone isn't willing to work, he should not eat."
International Standard Version
While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat."
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: "If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat."
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For when we were with you, we had commanded you this, that no one who is unwilling to work shall eat.
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