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.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4

  • A disciple
    "..we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.." When Noah and his family and all the animals were safely shut in by the LORD with him inside the ark; there was no more reason to restrain the windows of heaven and the fountains of the great deep; and the cataclysm of waters overthrew the whole earth. When Lot and his wife and daughters were safely out of Sodom; the LORD rained fire.
  • Masunah Williams
    At this time, I am praying and asking God for true understanding of 'the day of Christ' and ' the day of the Lord's.
  • Lilian
    Jesus will come in the clouds of heaven with the Trumpet Angels are praising him this is the time were God will take out the Church as a bride and his people thats why if you will be found in the Church praising and worshiping and serving Jesus you will surely be save amen
  • Frank
    It means the rapture is fixen to happen , trump means in quietness , he not going to sound the trumpet like everyone say, the trumpet is going to heard , in the second coming of CHRIST after the 7 years tribulation is passed...
  • Steve morrow
    ARE YOU OBEDIENT OR DISOBEDIENT --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS--OF THIS LIFE COLOSSIANS 1:23 ---IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 FOR WE MUST --- ALL --- APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST THAT EVERYONE MAY RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH DONE WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD

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