and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,
1 Thessalonians 4:11 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That ye study to be quiet - Though in general the Church at Thessalonica was pure and exemplary, yet there seem to have been some idle, tattling people among them, who disturbed the peace of others; persons who, under the pretense of religion, gadded about from house to house; did not work, but were burdensome to others; and were continually meddling with other people's business, making parties, and procuring their bread by religious gossiping. To these the apostle gives those directions which the whole Church of God should enforce wherever such troublesome and dangerous people are found; viz.: That they should study to be quiet, ἡσυχαζειν, to hold their peace, as their religious cant will never promote true religion; that they should do their own business, and let that of others alone; and that they should work with their own hands, and not be a burden to the Church of God, or to those well meaning but weak and inconsiderate people who entertain them, being imposed on by their apparent sanctity and glozing conversation. An idle person, though able to discourse like an angel, or pray like an apostle, cannot be a Christian; all such are hypocrites and deceivers; the true members of the Church of Christ walk, work, and labor.
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Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...
Romans 15:20 Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation:
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 house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...
Luke 12:42,43 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...
Romans 12:4-8 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...
Colossians 3:22-24 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...
2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
1 Timothy 5:13 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies...
Titus 2:4-10 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...
1 Peter 4:10,11,15 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...
Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...
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 persecuted, we suffer it:
Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...
2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you...
Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
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