2 Thessalonians 3:6

“Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now we command you, brethren, in the Name of our Lord Iesus Christ, that ye withdraw your selues from euery brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which hee receiued of vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which they received of us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us.
- Basic English Bible

Now we enjoin you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw from every brother walking disorderly and not according to the instruction which he received from us.
- Darby Bible

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received from us.
- Webster's Bible

But, by the authority of the Lord, we command you, brethren, to stand aloof from every brother whose life is disorderly and not in accordance with the teaching which all received from us.
- Weymouth Bible

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion, and not after the tradition which they received from us.
- World English Bible

But, britheren, we denouncen to you in the name of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, that ye withdrawe you from ech brother that wandrith out of ordre, and not aftir the techyng, that thei resseyueden of vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw yourselves from every brother disorderly walking, and not after the deliverance that ye received from us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:6


3:6 That walketh disorderly - Particularly by not working. Not according to the tradition he received of us - The admonition we gave, both by word of mouth, and in our former epistle.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 3:6


2Th 3:6 Now we command you. He has expressed a belief that they will readily obey his commands (2Th 3:4). He now gives one. Brethren. The command is not directed to priest or presbyter, but to the whole church. Compare 1Co 5:4,5. Withdraw yourselves. Decline to receive as a brother longer. Exclude from fellowship. Every brother that walketh disorderly. This command applies to other disorderly walking also, but has a direct reference here to those who refused to work. Not after the tradition which he received of us. The instructions received from us.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 3:6

  • Anonymous for verse 6
    Obey them that have rule over you...Also, submit yourself to the ordinance of man for the Lord 's sake
  • Cheryl lynn for verse 6
    I believe it is important to share the gospel with unbelievers, but then we must remove ourselves from them so they don't pull us down and we again fall into sin. I especially believe it is difficult for young people to remain steadfast. They need to find new friends in Christ.

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