2 Thessalonians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Thessalonians 3:10

“For euen when wee were with you, this wee commanded you, that if any would not worke, neither should he eate.”

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Other Translations

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
- King James Version

For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For even when we were with you we gave you orders, saying, If any man does no work, let him not have food.
- Basic English Bible

For also when we were with you we enjoined you this, that if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat.
- Darby Bible

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
- Webster's Bible

For even when we were with you, we laid down this rule for you: "If a man does not choose to work, neither shall he eat."
- Weymouth Bible

For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: "If anyone will not work, neither let him eat."
- World English Bible

For also whanne we weren among you, we denounsiden this thing to you, that if ony man wole not worche, nethir ete he.
- Wycliffe Bible

for even when we were with you, this we did command you, that if any one is not willing to work, neither let him eat,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:10


3:10 Neither let him eat - Do not maintain him in idleness.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:10


2Th 3:10 This we commanded you. Even then he gave a command that if any refused to work for their food, they should be refused support by others. He who is able to work, and unwilling, should not be fed.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 3

  • Anonymous for verse 6
    Obey them that have rule over you...Also, submit yourself to the ordinance of man for the Lord 's sake
  • Anonymous for verse 3
    His faithfulness is TRUE, SURE, is forever more...
  • Anonymous for verse 3
    The faithfulness is TRUE, SURE, is forever more...
  • Charles Stevenson
    It a very good chapter
  • Tim George for verse 2
    For all men have not the faith. The preaching of the gospel brings division . Some will believe and place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, while others will not. These are called unreasonable and wicked men. .
  • Adamu Oliver
    we have to be praying that,let God continue to keep us from "all " evil and temptations,trials and persecutions because we are now in the last of the last days

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