3:7 For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline 1 among you, 3:8 and we did not eat anyone’s food without paying. 2 Instead, in toil and drudgery we worked 3 night and day in order not to burden any of you. 3:9 It was not because we do not have that right, but to give ourselves as an example for you to imitate. 4 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.”
2 tn Grk “we did not eat bread freely from anyone.”
3 tn Grk “but working,” as a continuation of the previous sentence. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started with the word “Instead” in the translation.
4 tn Grk “an example for you to imitate us.”