Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

For you yourselves are used to taking us as your example, because our life among you was ruled by order,

New American Standard Bible

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,

King James Version

For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Holman Bible

For you yourselves know how you must imitate us: We were not irresponsible among you;

International Standard Version

For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you.

A Conservative Version

For ye yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us. Because we did not act disorderly among you,

American Standard Version

For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Amplified

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined or inappropriate manner when we were with you [we were never idle or lazy, nor did we avoid our duties],

An Understandable Version

For you, yourselves, know how you ought to follow our example, for we did not live in idleness when we were among you;

Anderson New Testament

For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us: for we did not behave in a disorderly manner among you,

Common New Testament

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for you know what an example we have given for your imitation: that our conduct among you was regular:

Darby Translation

For ye know yourselves how ye ought to imitate us, because we have not walked disorderly among you;

Godbey New Testament

For you yourselves know how it behooves you to imitate us; because we were not disorderly among you;

Goodspeed New Testament

For you know yourselves what you must do to follow my example, for I was not idle when I was with you;

John Wesley New Testament

For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you,

Julia Smith Translation

For ye yourselves know that ye ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you;

King James 2000

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Lexham Expanded Bible

For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us, that we did not behave irresponsibly among you,

Modern King James verseion

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us. For we did not behave ourselves disorderly among you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: For we behaved not ourselves inordinately among you.

Moffatt New Testament

For you know quite well how to copy us; we did not loaf in your midst,

Montgomery New Testament

For you know well how you must imitate me. For I did not lead an idle or disorderly life among you;

NET Bible

For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline among you,

New Heart English Bible

For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we did not behave ourselves rebelliously among you,

Noyes New Testament

For ye yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us; for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you,

Sawyer New Testament

For you know yourselves how you ought to follow us, for we walked not disorderly among you,

The Emphasized Bible

For, ye yourselves, know, how needful it is to be imitating us, in that we were not disorderly among you,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For ye yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us; for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you,

Twentieth Century New Testament

For you know well that you ought to follow our example. When we were with you, our life was not ill-ordered,

Webster

For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

Weymouth New Testament

For you yourselves know that it is your duty to follow our example. There was no disorder in our lives among you,

Williams New Testament

You know yourselves how you ought to follow my example; for I was not a shirker when I was with you;

World English Bible

For you know how you ought to imitate us. For we didn't behave ourselves rebelliously among you,

Worrell New Testament

For ye yourselves know that ye should imitate us; because we were not disorderly among you;

Worsley New Testament

For ye know how ye ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you;

Youngs Literal Translation

for yourselves have known how it behoveth you to imitate us, because we did not act disorderly among you;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825


Usage: 0

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

how
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

ye ought
δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

to follow
μιμέομαι 
Mimeomai 
Usage: 4

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we behaved
ἀτακτέω 
Atakteo 
Usage: 1

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἀτακτέω 
Atakteo 
Usage: 1

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

References

Context Readings

Warning Against Lazy, Irresponsible Behavior

6 Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us. 7 For you yourselves are used to taking us as your example, because our life among you was ruled by order, 8 And we did not take food from any man for nothing, but were working hard night and day not to be a trouble to any of you:


Cross References

1 Corinthians 4:16

So my desire is that you take me as your example.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

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

1 Corinthians 11:1

So take me for your example, even as I take Christ for mine.

Philippians 3:17

Brothers, take me as your example, and take note of those who are walking after the example we have given.

Philippians 4:9

The things which came to you by my teaching and preaching, and which you saw in me, these things do, and the God of peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 1:6-7

And you took us and the Lord as your example, after the word had come to you in much trouble, with joy in the Holy Spirit;

1 Thessalonians 2:10

You are witnesses, with God, how holy and upright and free from all evil was our way of life among you who have faith;

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us.

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one make little of you because you are young, but be an example to the church in word, in behaviour, in love, in faith, in holy living.

Titus 2:7

In all things see that you are an example of good works; holy in your teaching, serious in behaviour,

1 Peter 5:3

Not as lords over God's heritage, but making yourselves examples to the flock.

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