that ye may walk becomingly unto those without, and may have lack of nothing.
1 Thessalonians 4:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That ye may walk honestly - Ευσχημονως· Becomingly, decently, respectably; as is consistent with the purity, holiness, gravity, and usefulness of your Christian calling.
Them that are without - The unconverted Gentiles and Jews. See this expression explained at large on Colossians 4:5.
That ye may have lack of nothing - That ye may be able to get your bread by honest labor, which God will ever bless; and be chargeable to no man. He that is dependent on another is necessarily in bondage; and he who is able to get his own bread by the sweat of his brow, should not be under obligation even to a king.
I do not recollect whether, in any other part of this work, I have given the following story from the Hatem Tai Nameh. Hatem Tai was an Arabian nobleman, who flourished some time before the Mahommedan era; he was reputed the most generous and liberal man in all the east. One day he slew one hundred camels, and made a feast, to which all the Arabian lords and all the peasantry in the district were invited. About the time of the feast he took a walk towards a neighboring wood, to see if he could find any person whom he might invite to partake of the entertainment which he had then provided. Walking along the skirt of the wood, he espied an old man coming out of it, laden with a burden of faggots; he accosted him and asked if he had not heard of the entertainment made that day by Hatem Tai. The old man answered in the affirmative. He asked him why he did not attend and partake with the rest. The old man answered: "He that is able to gain his bread even by collecting faggots in the wood, should not be beholden even to Hatem Tai." This is a noble saying, and has long been a rule of conduct to the writer of this note.
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ye may walk.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
2 Corinthians 8:20,21 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us...
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure...
Titus 2:8-10 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you...
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...
1 Peter 3:16,17 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers...
Mark 4:11 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without...
1 Corinthians 5:12,13 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within...
Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...
nothing. or, no man.
2 Corinthians 11:7-9 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely...
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