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.

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.
  • Steve morrow
    2 THESSALONIANS 3:13 BUT YOU BRETHREN BE NOT WEARY IN WELL DOING ----- 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 ----- 3:15 YET COUNT HIM NOT AS AN ENEMY BUT ADMONISH HIM AS A BROTHER PSALM 119:139 MY ZEAL HATH CONSUMED ME BECAUSE MINE ENEMIES HAVE FORGOTTEN THY WORDS
  • 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!

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