1 Thessalonians 4:11



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

King James Version

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Holman Bible

to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

International Standard Version

Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you,

A Conservative Version

and to aspire to live quietly, and to do your own things, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,

American Standard Version

and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;

Amplified

To make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you,

An Understandable Version

[We also urge you to] make it your aim to live a quiet life, and to attend to your own business matters, and to work with your hands, as we urged you. [Note: Possibly this exhortation was directed toward the tendency of some people there to neglect ordinary responsibilities in view of an imminent return of Christ].

Anderson New Testament

and that you earnestly endeavor to live quietly, and that you attend to your own business, and work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Bible in Basic English

And that you may take pride in being quiet and doing your business, working with your hands as we gave you orders;

Common New Testament

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,

Daniel Mace New Testament

to study your own quiet, to mind your own affairs, and follow some handicraft trade, as we recommended it to you:

Darby Translation

and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands, even as we charged you,

Godbey New Testament

and that you aspire to be quiet, and to prosecute your own employments, and work with your hands, as we proclaimed unto you;

Goodspeed New Testament

in striving to live quietly and mind your own affairs, and work with your hands, as we directed you,

John Wesley New Testament

And that ye study to be quiet and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, as we commanded you;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and that ye procure to be quiet and to do your business and to work with your hands, as we commanded you,

Julia Smith Translation

And that ye be ambitions to remain quiet, and attend to your own things, and work with your own hands, as we enjoined you;

King James 2000

And that you study to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Lexham Expanded Bible

and to aspire to live a quiet life, and to attend to {your own business}, and to work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

Modern King James verseion

and that you try earnestly to be quiet and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and that ye study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you:

Moffatt New Testament

also, endeavour to live quietly, attend to your own business, and ??as we charged you ??work with your hands,

Montgomery New Testament

Also, that you endeavor to live quietly and to mind your own business, and to work with your hands (as I charged you).

NET Bible

to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, as we commanded you.

New Heart English Bible

and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you;

New simplified Bible

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and mind your own business, and work with your hands, as we command you.

Noyes New Testament

and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Sawyer New Testament

and strive to be quiet and pursue your own business, and work with your hands, as we charged you,

The Emphasized Bible

And to be ambitious to be quiet, and to be attending to your own affairs, and to be working with your hands, - even as, unto you, we gave charge -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and that you make it your study to live peaceably, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we have enjoined you;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Make it your ambition to live quietly, and to attend to your own business, and to work with your hands, as we directed you;

Webster

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Weymouth New Testament

and to vie with one another in eagerness for peace, every one minding his own business and working with his hands, as we ordered you to do:

Williams New Testament

also keep up your ambition to live quietly, to practice attending to your own business and to work with your own hands, as we directed you,

World English Bible

and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you;

Worrell New Testament

and to make it your aim to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we charged you;

Worsley New Testament

and endeavour to be quiet, and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands,

Youngs Literal Translation

and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

that ye study
φιλοτιμέομαι 
Philotimeomai 
Usage: 3

to be quiet
ἡσυχάζω 
hesuchazo 
Usage: 5

and



and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

to do
πράσσω 
Prasso 
do , commit , exact , require , deed , keep , use arts
Usage: 35

ἴδιος 
Idios 
his own , their own , privately , apart , your own , his , own , not tr ,
Usage: 96

to work
ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

with
ἴδιος 
Idios 
his own , their own , privately , apart , your own , his , own , not tr ,
Usage: 96

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

own
ἴδιος 
Idios 
his own , their own , privately , apart , your own , his , own , not tr ,
Usage: 96

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand , not tr
Usage: 149

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as , even as , according as , when , according to , how , as well as
Usage: 141

παραγγέλλω 
Paraggello 
Usage: 30

Verse Info

Context Readings

Affirmation Of Continuing Love

10 for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, 12 so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:28

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

1 Peter 4:15

Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.

Luke 12:42-43

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

1 Peter 3:4

but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

Mark 13:34

"It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

Acts 18:3

and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, for by trade they were tent-makers.

Acts 20:35

"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Romans 12:4-8

For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,

Romans 12:11

not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

Romans 15:20

And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;

1 Corinthians 4:12

and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure;

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.

Colossians 3:22-24

Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,

1 Timothy 2:2

for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

1 Timothy 5:13

At the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention.

Titus 2:4-10

so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 3:14

Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

1 Peter 4:10-11

As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.



Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org