2 Thessalonians 3:11

“For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we heare that there are some which walke among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busi-bodies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we hear of some that walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it has come to our ears that there are some among you whose behaviour is uncontrolled, who do no work at all, but are over-interested in the business of others.
- Basic English Bible

For we hear that [there are] some walking among you disorderly, not working at all, but busybodies.
- Darby Bible

For we hear that there are some who walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busy-bodies.
- Webster's Bible

For we hear that there are some of you who live disorderly lives and are mere idle busybodies.
- Weymouth Bible

For we hear of some who walk among you in rebellion, who don't work at all, but are busybodies.
- World English Bible

For we han herd that summe among you goon in reste, and no thing worchen, but don curiousli.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we hear of certain walking among you disorderly, nothing working, but over working,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:11


3:11 Doing nothing, but being busybodies - To which idleness naturally disposes.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:11


2Th 3:11 We hear. The word was brought, no doubt, by the messenger who returned to him. Who walk among you disorderly. By doing nothing. It is a sin to be an idler. God requires industry. Busybodies. "The devil finds some mischief, still, for idle hands to do".

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 3:11

Bible Options