1 Peter 4:15
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English Standard Version
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.

King James Bible
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

American Standard Version
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a railer, or a coveter of other men's things.

English Revised Version
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters:

Webster's Bible Translation
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evil-doer, or as a busy-body in other men's matters.

Weymouth New Testament
But let not one of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evil-doer, or as a spy upon other people's business.

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Vincent's Word Studies

A busybody in other men's matters (ἀλλοτριοεπίσκοπος)

Only here in New Testament. Lit., the overseer of another's matters. One who usurps authority in matters not within his province. Rev., meddler. Compare Luke 12:13, Luke 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:11. It may refer to the officious interference of Christians in the affairs of their Gentile neighbors, through excess of zeal to conform them to the Christian standard.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

suffer.

1 Peter 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when you be buffeted for your faults, you shall take it patiently? but if, when you do well...

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

a busy-body. [Allotrioepiskopos,] an inspector of another; meddling with other people's concerns.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

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...

Cross References
Exodus 22:2
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,

1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

1 Timothy 5:13
Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

1 Peter 2:19
For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.

1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

1 Peter 3:17
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

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