1 Thessalonians 4:11

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that ye studie to be quiet, and to doe your owne businesse, and to worke with your owne hands, (as wee commanded you:)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that you may take pride in being quiet and doing your business, working with your hands as we gave you orders;
- Basic English Bible

and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your [own] hands, even as we charged you,
- Darby 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;
- Webster's Bible

and to vie with one another in eagerness for peace, every one minding his own business and working with his hands, as we ordered you to do:
- Weymouth 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;
- World English Bible

and that ye do youre nede, and `ye worche with youre hoondis, as we han comaundid to you; and that ye wandre onestli to hem that ben with outforth, and that of no mannus ye desir ony thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:11


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:11


1Th 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business. The Greeks were naturally a restless people, often given to intermeddling in the business of other people. And to work with your own hands, as we commanded you. A Christian must not be an idler. A "loafer" cannot show forth the life of Christ. We gather, elsewhere, that some brethren at Thessalonica thought the time so short until the Lord would come that work was unnecessary.

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