1 Thessalonians 4:12

“That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That ye may walke honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may haue lacke of nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that ye may walk becomingly toward them that are without, and may have need of nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

That you may be respected by those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.
- Basic English Bible

that ye may walk reputably towards those without, and may have need of no one.
- Darby Bible

That ye may walk honestly towards them that are without, and that ye may have need of nothing.
- Webster's Bible

so as to live worthy lives in relation to outsiders, and not be a burden to any one.
- Weymouth Bible

that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.
- World English Bible

For, britheren, we wolen not, that ye vnknowe of men that dien, that ye be not soreuful, as othere that han not hope.
- Wycliffe Bible

that ye may walk becomingly unto those without, and may have lack of nothing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:12


4:12 Decently - That they may have no pretence to say, (but they will say it still,) This religion makes men idle, and brings them to beggary. And may want nothing - Needful for life and godliness. What Christian desires more?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:12


1Th 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without. Becomingly in the sight of those without. It would be a reproach if the heathen could say, "This new religion makes men idle and brings them to beggary". And [that] ye may have lack of nothing. The necessaries supplied by labor are especially meant.

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