2 Thessalonians 3:9

English Standard Version

9 It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. (1Co9:4; 1Th2:6; 2Th3:7; 1Pe5:3)

New International Version

9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate.

New Int. Readers Version

9 We worked, even though we have the right to receive help from you. We did it in order to be a model for you to follow.

King James Version

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