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2 Thessalonians 3:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

nor did we eat anyone’s bread [a]free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Lit. for nothing
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2 Thessalonians 3:8-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

nor did we eat [a]anyone’s bread [b]without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a role model for you, so that you would [c]follow our example.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Lit from anyone
  2. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Lit freely
  3. 2 Thessalonians 3:9 Or imitate us
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2 Thessalonians 3:8-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we worked night and day [to pay our own way] so that we would not be a financial burden on any of you [for our support]; not because we do not have a right to such support, but [we provided our own financial support] to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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2 Thessalonians 3:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

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

1 Corinthians 9:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel [a]of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:18 NU omits of Christ
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Corinthians 9:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 What, then, is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Corinthians 9:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

18 What then is my reward? [Just this:] that, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge [to everyone], so as not to take advantage of my rights [as a preacher and apostle] in [preaching] the gospel.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Corinthians 9:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

2 Corinthians 2:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 For we are not, as [a]so many, peddling[b] the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 2:17 M the rest
  2. 2 Corinthians 2:17 adulterating for gain
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2 Corinthians 2:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

17 For we are not like the many, [a]peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 2:17 Or diluting
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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2 Corinthians 2:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 For we are not like many, [acting like merchants] peddling God’s word [shortchanging and adulterating God’s message]; but from pure [uncompromised] motives, as [commissioned and sent] from God, we speak [His message] in Christ in the sight of God.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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2 Corinthians 2:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

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