New Living Translation
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
King James Bible
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Darby Bible Translation
and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands, even as we charged you,
World English Bible
and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you;
Young's Literal Translation
and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:11 That ye study - Literally, that ye be ambitious: an ambition worthy a Christian. To work with your hands - Not a needless caution; for temporal concerns are often a cross to them who are newly filled with the love of God.
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