Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church
Queanbeyan, Karabar, Burra, Michelago, Jerrabomberra, Googong
New Testament  - Twentythird Sunday after Pentecost
2 Thessalonians 3.6-13

6 Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers
who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. 7 For you
yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, 8 and we did
not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labour we worked night and day, so that
we might not burden any of you. 9 This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give
you an example to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone
unwilling to work should not eat. 11 For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere
busybodies, not doing any work. 12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus
Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. 13 Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in
doing what is right.