2 Thessalonians 3:12

“Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now them that are such, we command, and exhort by our Lord Iesus Christ, that with quietnesse they worke, and eat their owne bread.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now to such we give orders and make request in the Lord Jesus, that, working quietly, they get their living.
- Basic English Bible

Now such we enjoin and exhort in [the] Lord Jesus Christ, that working quietly they eat their own bread.
- Darby Bible

Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
- Webster's Bible

To persons of that sort our injunction--and our command by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ--is that they are to work quietly and eat their own honestly-earned bread.
- Weymouth Bible

Now those who are that way, we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
- World English Bible

But we denouncen to hem that ben suche men, and bisechen in the Lord Jhesu Crist, that thei worchen with silence, and ete her owne breed.
- Wycliffe Bible

and such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness working, their own bread they may eat;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:12


3:12 Work quietly - Letting the concerns of other people alone.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:12


2Th 3:12 Now them that are such we command. Such are solemnly commanded in the name of Christ to go to work, to live quiet lives, and to support themselves. The idlers were restless and meddlesome.

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