Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
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That work not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Because he had touched them severely, wishing to render his discourse more mild, he adds, through the Lord, again what is authoritivate and fearful.
That with quietness, he says, they work, and eat their own bread.
For why has he not said, But if they are not disorderly let them be maintained by you; but requires both, that they be quiet, and that they work? That they may eat their own bread, says he, not that of another.