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2 Thessalonians 3:9

    2 Thessalonians 3:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves and ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, so that you might do the same.

    Webster's Revision

    not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves and ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.

    World English Bible

    not because we don't have the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you should imitate us.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you, that ye should imitate us.

    Definitions for 2 Thessalonians 3:9

    Ensample - Hostility; hatred.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:9

    Not because we have not power - We have the power, εξουσιαν, the right, to be maintained by those in whose behalf we labor. The laborer is worthy of his hire, is a maxim universally acknowledged and respected; and they who preach the Gospel should live by the Gospel: the apostle did not claim his privilege, but labored for his own support, that he might be an example to those whom he found otherwise disposed, and that he might spare the poor. See 1 Corinthians 9:1, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:9

    Not because we have not power ... - See the notes on 1 Corinthians 9:6, 1 Corinthians 9:12, 1 Corinthians 9:14.