2 Thessalonians 3:14
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New International Version
Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed.

New Living Translation
Take note of those who refuse to obey what we say in this letter. Stay away from them so they will be ashamed.

English Standard Version
If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.

New American Standard Bible
If 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.

King James Bible
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don't associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

International Standard Version
If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of him. Have nothing to do with him so that he will feel ashamed.

NET Bible
But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if a man disobeys these words in this letter, let this one be separated from you, neither take part with him, that he may be ashamed,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It may be that some people will not listen to what we say in this letter. Take note of them and don't associate with them so that they will feel ashamed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if anyone does not hearken unto our word by this epistle, note that one and do not join with him, that he may be ashamed.

King James 2000 Bible
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

American King James Version
And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

American Standard Version
And if any man obeyeth not our word by this epistle, note that man, that ye have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed:

Darby Bible Translation
But if any one obey not our word by the letter, mark that man, and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed of himself;

English Revised Version
And if any man obeyeth not our word by this epistle, note that man, that ye have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if any man obeyeth not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Weymouth New Testament
and if any one refuses to obey these our written instructions, mark that man and hold no communication with him--so that he may be made to feel ashamed.

World English Bible
If any man doesn't obey our word in this letter, note that man, that you have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed.

Young's Literal Translation
and if any one do not obey our word through the letter, this one note ye, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed,
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 14. - And if any man obey not our word by this Epistle, note that man. Some attach the words, "by this Epistle," to" note that man," and render the clause, "Note that man by an epistle to me." Thus Calvin: "He desires that they may be reported to him, that he may reprove them by his authority." So also in the margin of our A.V.: "Signify that man by an epistle." But the presence of the article denoting a definite Epistle, "this Epistle," and the order of the words in the Greek, are against this interpretation. Others render the clause, "Note that man by this Epistle;" point out to him the injunctions and the warnings which are contained in it against such a line of conduct; but such a meaning is too artificial. It is better, therefore, to attach the words, "by this Epistle," to "our word," as in the A.V.: "If any man obey not our word by this Epistle." "Note that man;" that is, set a mark upon him, note him for the sake of avoidance, excommunicate him from your society. And have no company with him. Exclude him from your fellowship meetings, your love feasts. That he may be ashamed; the design or object of thus noting him. As if the apostle had said, "Bring the force of Christian opinion to bear upon him. Show your moral indignation by excluding him from the Christian community." The noting or excommunicating was more of the nature of a correction than of a punishment, and its design was the reclaiming of the offender.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And if any man obey not our word,.... Of command, to work quietly, and eat his own bread, now signified "by this epistle", particularly in 2 Thessalonians 3:12,

note that man; some read this clause in connection with the preceding phrase, "by this epistle", or by an epistle; and so the Ethiopic version, "show", or "signify him by an epistle"; that is, give us notice of it by an epistle, that we may take him under our cognizance, and severely chastise him, according to the power and authority given us by Christ; but that phrase rather belongs to the preceding words: and the clause here respects the notice the church should take of such a person; not in a private way, or merely by way of admonition and reproof, such as is given before rejection from communion; but by the black mark of excommunication; lay him under censure, exclude him from your communion, put a brand upon him as a scabbed sheep, and separate him from the flock; and so the Syriac version renders it, "let him be separated from you" and this sense is confirmed by what follows,

and have no company with him; as little as can be in common and civil conversation, lest he should take encouragement from thence to continue in his sin, and lest others should think it is connived at; and much less at the Lord's table, or in a sacred and religious conversation, or in a way of church fellowship and communion:

that he may be ashamed; that he may have his eyes turned in him, as the word signifies, and he may be brought to a sight and sense of his sin, and be filled with shame for it, and loath it, and himself on the account of it, and truly repent of it, and forsake it; and this is the end of excommunication, at least one end, and a principal end of it, to recover persons out of the snare of the devil, and return them from the error of their ways: so the Jews say (s),

"in matters of heaven (of God or religion), if a man does not return privately, they "put him to shame" publicly; and publish his sin, and reproach him to his face, and despise and set him at nought until he returns to do well.''

(s) Maimon, Hilch. Deyot, c. 6. sect. 8.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. note that man—mark him in your own mind as one to be avoided (2Th 3:6).

that he may be ashamed—Greek, "made to turn and look into himself, and so be put to shame." Feeling himself shunned by godly brethren, he may become ashamed of his course.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Warning against Idleness
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. 15Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Cross References
Matthew 18:17
If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

Romans 16:17
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

1 Corinthians 4:14
I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children.

Colossians 4:16
After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

Titus 2:8
and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

2 John 1:10
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.
Treasury of Scripture

And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

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Proverbs 5:13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear …

Zephaniah 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted …

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2 Corinthians 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also …

Philemon 1:21 Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that …

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for …

by this epistle, note that man. or, signify that man by an epistle. ver.

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

Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but …

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

1 Corinthians 5:9,11 I wrote to you in an letter not to company with fornicators…

Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;

that he.

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, …

Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to …

Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and there has been no latter …

Jeremiah 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? no, they were …

Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

Ezekiel 16:61-63 Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall …

Ezekiel 36:31,32 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that …

Luke 15:18-21 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I …

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