2 Thessalonians 3:13
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New International Version
And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.

New Living Translation
As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.

English Standard Version
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.

New American Standard Bible
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.

King James Bible
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.

International Standard Version
Brothers, do not get tired of doing what is right.

NET Bible
But you, brothers and sisters, do not grow weary in doing what is right.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you, my brethren, do not be weary to do what is excellent,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, we can't allow ourselves to get tired of doing what is right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

American King James Version
But you, brothers, be not weary in well doing.

American Standard Version
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

Darby Bible Translation
But *ye*, brethren, do not faint in well-doing.

English Revised Version
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing.

Weymouth New Testament
But you, brethren, must not grow weary in the path of duty;

World English Bible
But you, brothers, don't be weary in doing well.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye, brethren, may ye not be weary doing well,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - But ye, brethren; contrasted with those who walk disorderly, ye who have not neglected your worldly employments. Be not weary in well doing; or, as it is in the margin, faint not in well doing; "lose not heart in well doing" (Ellicott). The phrase has been differently interpreted. Thus Chrysostom explains it that indolent persons, however justly they may be condemned, must not be suffered to perish from want - a meaning opposed to the context. Calvin renders it that, although there are many that are undeserving and abuse our liberality, we must not on this account leave off helping those who need our aid: let not the sloth of those disorderly persons hinder or damp your charity - a most needful admonition, but it does not exhaust all that is meant by the precept. Others restrict it to diligence in our earthly duties: though others be idle, working not at all, let not their example lead you astray; be not ye weary in doing what is right and proper (Lunemann). But the phrase is to be understood in its general sense, denoting holy and upright conduct (see Galatians 6:9, where the same exhortation is given).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But ye, brethren,.... The rest of the members of the church, who were diligent and industrious in their callings, minded their own business, and did not trouble themselves with other men's matters, took care of themselves, and their families, and were beneficent to others:

be not weary in well doing; which may be understood generally of all well doing, or of doing of every good work; which is well done when done according to the will of God, in faith, and from a principle of love, and in the name and strength of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God: or particularly of acts of beneficence to the poor; for though the idle and lazy should not be relieved, yet the helpless poor should not be neglected. This the apostle observes, lest covetous persons should make an handle of this, and withhold their hands from distributing to any, under a notion of their being idle and disorderly; or lest the saints should be tired, and become weary of doing acts of charity through the ingratitude, moroseness, and ill manners of poor people; see Galatians 6:9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. be not weary—The oldest manuscripts read, "Be not cowardly in"; do not be wanting in strenuousness in doing well. Edmunds explains it: Do not culpably neglect to do well, namely, with patient industry do your duty in your several callings. In contrast to the "disorderly, not-working busybodies" (2Th 3:11; compare Ga 6:9).

2 Thessalonians 3:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warning against Idleness
12Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. 13But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. 14If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

2 Thessalonians 3:15
Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.
Treasury of Scripture

But you, brothers, be not weary in well doing.

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Isaiah 40:30,31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall …

Malachi 1:13 You said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and you have snuffed …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued to him, then shall the Son also …

Galatians 6:9,10 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall …

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …

be not weary. or, faint not.

Deuteronomy 20:8 And the officers shall speak further to the people, and they shall …

Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD …

Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases …

Zephaniah 3:16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear you not: and to Zion, …

Luke 18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always …

2 Corinthians 4:1,16 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, …

Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to …

Revelation 2:3 And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, …

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