Not that we lack this right, but we wanted to offer ourselves as an example for you to imitate.
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1 Corinthians 9:4-14
1 Thessalonians 2:6
2 Thessalonians 3:7
1 Peter 2:21
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
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.
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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