3:10 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.” 3:11 For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, 1 not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others. 2 3:12 Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat. 3 3:13 But you, brothers and sisters, 4 do not grow weary in doing what is right. 3:14 But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed. 3:15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 5
1 tn Grk “walking in an undisciplined way” (“walking” is a common NT idiom for one’s way of life or conduct).
2 tn There is a play on words in the Greek: “working at nothing, but working around,” “not keeping busy but being busybodies.”
3 tn Grk “that by working quietly they may eat their own bread.”
5 tn That is, as a fellow believer.