1 Thessalonians 4:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,

New Living Translation
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.

English Standard Version
and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

Berean Study Bible
and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you.

Berean Literal Bible
and to strive earnestly to live quietly and to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,

New American Standard Bible
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

King James Bible
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

International Standard Version
Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you,

NET Bible
to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, as we commanded you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that you would be diligent, peaceable and occupied with your business, working with your hands just as we commanded you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Also, make it your goal to live quietly, do your work, and earn your own living, as we ordered you.

New American Standard 1977
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you,

King James 2000 Bible
And that you study to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

American King James Version
And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

American Standard Version
and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that you use your endeavour to be quiet, and that you do your own business, and work with your own hands, as we commanded you:

Darby Bible Translation
and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your [own] hands, even as we charged you,

English Revised Version
and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;

Webster's Bible Translation
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Weymouth New Testament
and to vie with one another in eagerness for peace, every one minding his own business and working with his hands, as we ordered you to do:

World English Bible
and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you;

Young's Literal Translation
and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:9-12 We should notice in others what is good, to their praise, that we may engage them to abound therein more and more. All who are savingly taught of God, are taught to love one another. The teaching of the Spirit exceeds the teachings of men; and men's teaching is vain and useless, unless God teach. Those remarkable for this or any other grace, need to increase therein, as well as to persevere to the end. It is very desirable to have a calm and quiet temper, and to be of a peaceable and quiet behaviour. Satan is busy to trouble us; and we have in our hearts what disposes us to be unquiet; therefore let us study to be quiet. Those who are busy-bodies, meddling in other men's matters, have little quiet in their own minds, and cause great disturbances among their neighbours. They seldom mind the other exhortation, to be diligent in their own calling, to work with their own hands. Christianity does not take us from the work and duty of our particular callings, but teaches us to be diligent therein. People often by slothfulness reduce themselves to great straits, and are liable to many wants; while such as are diligent in their own business, earn their own bread, and have great pleasure in so doing.
Study Bible
Living to Please God
10And indeed, you are showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more 11and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. 12Then you will behave properly toward outsiders, without being dependent on anyone.…
Cross References
Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

Acts 18:3
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.

Ephesians 4:28
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.

2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: "If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat."

2 Thessalonians 3:12
We command and urge such people by our Lord Jesus Christ to begin working quietly to earn their own living.

1 Peter 4:15
Indeed, none of you should suffer as a murderer or thief or wrongdoer, or even as a meddler.
Treasury of Scripture

And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

that.

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full …

Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with …

Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation …

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a …

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, …

study.

Romans 15:20 Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was …

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

and to do.

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his …

Luke 12:42,43 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom …

Romans 12:4-8 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not …

Colossians 3:22-24 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, …

1 Timothy 5:13 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; …

Titus 2:4-10 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, …

1 Peter 4:10,11,15 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one …

to work.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support …

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being …

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working …

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not …

Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, …

Jump to Previous
Affairs Ambition Aspire Attend Business Charged Command Commanded Eagerness Earnestly Hands Instructed Lead Mind Minding Ordered Orders Peace Pride Quiet Quietly Seek Study Vie Work Working
Jump to Next
Affairs Ambition Aspire Attend Business Charged Command Commanded Eagerness Earnestly Hands Instructed Lead Mind Minding Ordered Orders Peace Pride Quiet Quietly Seek Study Vie Work Working
Links
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NLT
1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NASB
1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV

1 Thessalonians 4:11 Biblia Paralela
1 Thessalonians 4:11 Chinese Bible
1 Thessalonians 4:11 French Bible
1 Thessalonians 4:11 German Bible

Alphabetical: a ambition and as attend business commanded hands it just lead life Make mind own quiet to told we with work you your

NT Letters: 1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you make it your ambition (1 Thess. 1 Thes. 1Th iTh i Th) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Thessalonians 4:10
Top of Page
Top of Page