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2 Thessalonians 3:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For ye know yourselves how ye ought to imitate us, because we have not walked disorderly among you;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, ye yourselves, know, how needful it is to be imitating us, in that we were not disorderly among you,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for yourselves have known how it behoveth [you] to imitate us, because we did not act disorderly among you;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us. For we were not disorderly among you.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For your selues know how yee ought to follow vs: for wee behaued not our selues disorderly among you,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For you know how it behoveth to imitate us who walked not wickedly among you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For ye know how ye ought to imitate us, who did not walk wickedly among you.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
yourselves 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
know 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
how 4459
{4459} Prime
πῶς
pos
{poce}
Adverb from the base of G4226; an interrogitive particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much!.
ye ought 1163
{1163} Prime
δεῖ
dei
{die}
Third person singular active present of G1210; also δεόν [[deon]], {deh-on'}; which is neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is (was, etc.) necessary (as binding).
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
to follow 3401
{3401} Prime
μιμέομαι
mimeomai
{mim-eh'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from μῖμος [[mimos]] (a 'mimic'); to imitate.
z5738
<5738> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 109
us: 2248
{2248} Prime
ἡμᾶς
hemas
{hay-mas'}
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
we behaved y812
[0812] Standard
ἀτακτέω
atakteo
{at-ak-teh'-o}
From G0813; to be (that is, act) irregular.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not y3756
[3756] Standard
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
ourselves disorderly 812
{0812} Prime
ἀτακτέω
atakteo
{at-ak-teh'-o}
From G0813; to be (that is, act) irregular.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
x3756
(3756) Complement
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
among 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
you; 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Thessalonians 3:7

_ _ how ye ought to follow us — how ye ought to live so as to “imitate (so the Greek for ‘follow’) us” (compare Notes, see on 1 Corinthians 11:1; see on 1 Thessalonians 1:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Thessalonians 3:7

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

(6) Lest he might seem to deal harshly with them, he sets forth himself as an example, who besides his travail in preaching, laboured with his hands, which he says he was not bound to do.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
how:

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: ... So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

for:

2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
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1Co 4:16; 11:1. Php 3:17; 4:9. 1Th 1:6; 2:10. 2Th 3:6, 9. 1Ti 4:12. Tit 2:7. 1P 5:3.

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