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

  • Ray321
    2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Some brothers in Christ might not have all the answers to the Word of God, but if that brother is willing to pervert the Word of God, then we must have no company with him. We still have to love and pray for him in the Lord.
  • BSP
    Verse 10: One must be willing to work if he or she is able in order to care for their necessities. We don't want to be an unnecessary burden to others if we are able to work and provide for ourselves and our families.
  • Word
    Jim wait for true Christ hail stones won't hit you or the burning fire, God is a consuming fire, standing next to a worshipper of antichrist that fire won't hurt but will be a warm feeling of love going through you. When the vials are poured and the wrath of God hits has nothing to do with those who waited for the true Christ. They heard the message that came from the elect delivered up an waited.
  • Word
    Jim 1st tribulation is for all of us and it's a test for everyone and how some people can think they are somehow better than the elect who will stand against the false messiah and others who say they don't have to be in the tribulation is ignorance. We are all changed at the 7th trump and Christ comes here to set up His Kingdom.Listen to the two witnesses and those delivered up Holy Spirit speaks
  • Word
    I won't be troubled in mind at what is said because that day of tribulation won't come until there is a great falling away and that man of sin is revealed the devil who will stand in Jerusalem claiming he is God and I will take heed and I won't leave the field of work and chase after a false Christ when they say Christ is in the desert or in the chambers. Wait, hail stones an fire 7th trump. Wait!
  • Bruce
    Jim:We're in the tribulation. 2Timothy3:12 and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. Acts14:22--we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Mark13:24 But in those days after the tribulation the sun shall be darkened,--. Those who are called John6:44, forgiving 1John 1:9, Baptized with fire Matthew3:11, Will be changed 2Corinthians 5:17.YOU WILL KNOW!

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