LET NO ONE HAVE ANY FOOD IF HE REFUSES TO WORK.
And we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother walking disorderly, and not according to the tradition which they have received of us.
For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you;
Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nothing, but in labour and toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you.
Not as if we had not power: but that we might give ourselves a pattern unto you, to imitate us.
For also when we were with you, this we declared to you: that, if any man will not work, neither let him eat.
Now the Lord of peace himself give you everlasting peace in every place. The Lord be with you all.
The salutation of Paul with my own hand; which is the sign in every epistle. So I write.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.