2 Thessalonians 3:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.

New Living Translation
Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people's business.

English Standard Version
For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

Berean Study Bible
Yet we hear that some of you are leading undisciplined lives and accomplishing nothing but being busybodies.

Berean Literal Bible
For we hear some among you are walking idly, not working at all, but being busybodies.

New American Standard Bible
For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.

King James Bible
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work of others.

International Standard Version
We hear that some of you are living in idleness. You are not busy working —you are busy interfering in other people's lives!

NET Bible
For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we hear that there are some among you who walk wickedly and do not labor at all, but are worthless;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We hear that some of you are not living disciplined lives. You're not working, so you go around interfering in other people's lives.

New American Standard 1977
For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we hear that there are some who walk among you out of order, not working at all, but are busybodies.

King James 2000 Bible
For we hear that there are some who walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

American King James Version
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

American Standard Version
For we hear of some that walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we have heard there are some among you who walk disorderly, working not at all, but curiously meddling.

Darby Bible Translation
For we hear that [there are] some walking among you disorderly, not working at all, but busybodies.

English Revised Version
For we hear of some that walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we hear that there are some who walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busy-bodies.

Weymouth New Testament
For we hear that there are some of you who live disorderly lives and are mere idle busybodies.

World English Bible
For we hear of some who walk among you in rebellion, who don't work at all, but are busybodies.

Young's Literal Translation
for we hear of certain walking among you disorderly, nothing working, but over working,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:6-15 Those who have received the gospel, are to live according to the gospel. Such as could work, and would not, were not to be maintained in idleness. Christianity is not to countenance slothfulness, which would consume what is meant to encourage the industrious, and to support the sick and afflicted. Industry in our callings as men, is a duty required by our calling as Christians. But some expected to be maintained in idleness, and indulged a curious and conceited temper. They meddled with the concerns of others, and did much harm. It is a great error and abuse of religion, to make it a cloak for idleness or any other sin. The servant who waits for the coming of his Lord aright, must be working as his Lord has commanded. If we are idle, the devil and a corrupt heart will soon find us somewhat to do. The mind of man is a busy thing; if it is not employed in doing good, it will be doing evil. It is an excellent, but rare union, to be active in our own business, yet quiet as to other people's. If any refused to labour with quietness, they were to note him with censure, and to separate from his company, yet they were to seek his good by loving admonitions. The Lords is with you while you are with him. Hold on your way, and hold on to the end. We must never give over, or tire in our work. It will be time enough to rest when we come to heaven.
Study Bible
Warning against Irresponsibility
10For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat.” 11Yet we hear that some of you are leading undisciplined lives and accomplishing nothing but being busybodies. 12We command and urge such people by our Lord Jesus Christ to begin working quietly to earn their own living.…
Cross References
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 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who leads an undisciplined life that is not in keeping with the tradition you received from us.

1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking of things they should not mention.

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

For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

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2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

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1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and …

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

1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an …

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