2 Thessalonians

King James Version (KJV)

King James Bible KJV

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

  • 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!
  • Irene123
    To Jim - I've seen a couple of your statements; you are right on, so KEEP ON. God bless your convictions.
  • Word
    Jim there is going to be a lot of sad faces coming out of those 1 world churches after worshipping the false messiah at the 7th trump a shamed and not able to look in the face of the true Christ but they will say but Lord we preached in your name and we healed in your name and Christ will say, I don't know you. Not excepted at the wedding because they didn't seek real truth thinking just believe.
  • Jim
    It is amazing to me how many believers misunderstand Scripture! It is also very sad. The church is a distinct group and God's wrath is not for us! Chastening yes, God's wrath and the tribulation period no! These letters were written for the purpose of clear instruction and to comfort believers. Trust the Lord and prayerfully read His Word. He will teach you. He loves you. You belong to Him!
  • Lu2677
    Verse 2 is saying wicked men do not have faith. Ephesians 2:8 "By Grace you are saved, through faith; though not of yourself, it is the gift of God." Faith is given the moment a person is saved. It is only through faith that a person is able to believe in Jesus, and believe on him.

  • BSP
    Verse 2 shows that not all men have faith. This is something that has to be developed.

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