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

  • Irene123
    To Jim - I've seen a couple of your statements; you are right on, so KEEP ON. God bless your convictions.
    Acts2:38
  • Word
    Jim there is going to be a lot of sad faces coming out of those 1 world churches after worshipping the false messiah at the 7th trump a shamed and not able to look in the face of the true Christ but they will say but Lord we preached in your name and we healed in your name and Christ will say, I don't know you. Not excepted at the wedding because they didn't seek real truth thinking just believe.
  • Jim
    It is amazing to me how many believers misunderstand Scripture! It is also very sad. The church is a distinct group and God's wrath is not for us! Chastening yes, God's wrath and the tribulation period no! These letters were written for the purpose of clear instruction and to comfort believers. Trust the Lord and prayerfully read His Word. He will teach you. He loves you. You belong to Him!
  • Lu2677
    Verse 2 is saying wicked men do not have faith. Ephesians 2:8 "By Grace you are saved, through faith; though not of yourself, it is the gift of God." Faith is given the moment a person is saved. It is only through faith that a person is able to believe in Jesus, and believe on him.

  • BSP
    Verse 2 shows that not all men have faith. This is something that has to be developed.
  • Anonymous for verse 6
    Obey them that have rule over you...Also, submit yourself to the ordinance of man for the Lord 's sake

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