2 Thessalonians 3:9
Not that we lack this right, but we wanted to offer ourselves as an example for you to imitate.
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Matthew 10:10
Take no bag for the road, or second tunic, or sandals, or staff; for the worker is worthy of his provisions.

1 Corinthians 9:4-14
Have we no right to food and to drink? . . .

Galatians 6:6
However, the one who receives instruction in the word must share in all good things with his instructor.

1 Thessalonians 2:6
Nor did we seek praise from you or from anyone else, although as apostles of Christ we had authority to demand it.

to make.

2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not undisciplined among you,

John 13:15
I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you.

1 Peter 2:21
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps:

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New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is not that we don't have the right to support, but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us.

International Standard Version
It is not as though we did not have that right, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.

NET Bible
It was not because we do not have that right, but to give ourselves as an example for you to imitate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Not because we did not have authority, but that we might give you an example by our lives, that you may imitate us.
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