1 Thessalonians 4:12



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

King James Version

That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

Holman Bible

so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone.

International Standard Version

so that you may win the respect of outsiders, and have need of nothing.

A Conservative Version

so that ye may walk properly toward those outside, and may have nothing lacking.

American Standard Version

that ye may walk becomingly toward them that are without, and may have need of nothing.

Amplified

So that you may bear yourselves becomingly and be correct and honorable and command the respect of the outside world, being dependent on nobody [self-supporting] and having need of nothing.

An Understandable Version

[Do these things] so that you will live in a proper way in front of outsiders [i.e., non-Christians], and not have [to depend on people for] any needs.

Anderson New Testament

in order that you may walk with propriety toward those who are without, and may have need of nothing.

Bible in Basic English

That you may be respected by those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.

Common New Testament

so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anyone.

Daniel Mace New Testament

so that your way of life may stand fair to the world, and prevent your being dependent upon any man.

Darby Translation

that ye may walk reputably towards those without, and may have need of no one.

Godbey New Testament

in order that you may walk about circumspectly toward the aliens, and you may have need of nothing.

Goodspeed New Testament

so that you may have the respect of the outsiders, and not be dependent upon anybody.

John Wesley New Testament

That ye may walk decently toward them that are without, and may want nothing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that ye may walk honestly toward those that are without, and that ye may desire nothing from any one.

Julia Smith Translation

That ye should walk becomingly to them without, and have need of nothing.

King James 2000

That you may walk honestly toward them that are outside, and that you may have lack of nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

so that you may live decently toward those outside, and may have need of nothing.

Modern King James verseion

so that you may walk becomingly toward those outside, and that you may lack nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that ye may behave yourselves honestly toward them that are without and that nothing be lacking unto you.

Moffatt New Testament

so that your life may be correct in the eyes of the outside world and self-supporting.

Montgomery New Testament

So that your conduct may be seemly toward those that are without, and that you may not need help from any man.

NET Bible

In this way you will live a decent life before outsiders and not be in need.

New Heart English Bible

that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.

New simplified Bible

That way you may walk honestly in the eyes of those on the outside and lack nothing.

Noyes New Testament

that ye may walk becomingly toward those without, and may have need of nothing.

Sawyer New Testament

that you may walk becomingly towards those without and have need of nothing.

The Emphasized Bible

That ye should walk reputably toward those without, and, of no one, have, need.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that ye walk becomingly towards those without, and need no assistance from any person.

Twentieth Century New Testament

So that your conduct may win respect from those outside the Church, and that you may not want for anything.

Webster

That ye may walk honestly towards them that are without, and that ye may have need of nothing.

Weymouth New Testament

so as to live worthy lives in relation to outsiders, and not be a burden to any one.

Williams New Testament

so that you may live influentially with the outsiders, and not be dependent on anybody.

World English Bible

that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.

Worrell New Testament

that ye walk becomingly towards those without, and that ye may have need of nothing.

Worsley New Testament

as we gave you in charge, that ye may walk decently toward those that are without, and may have need of no one's assistance.

Youngs Literal Translation

that ye may walk becomingly unto those without, and may have lack of nothing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἵνα 
Hina 
that , to ,
Usage: 472

ye may walk
περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk , go , walk about , be occupied
Usage: 77

εὐσχημόνως 
Euschemonos 
Usage: 3

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

ἔξω 
Exo 
Usage: 50

and

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

ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

Context Readings

Affirmation Of Continuing Love

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. 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.


Cross References

Mark 4:11

And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,

Romans 13:13

Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.

Colossians 4:5

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

Romans 12:17

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

1 Corinthians 5:12-13

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

2 Corinthians 8:20-21

taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift;

2 Corinthians 11:7-9

Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached the gospel of God to you without charge?

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

1 Thessalonians 5:22

abstain from every form of evil.

1 Timothy 3:7

And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Titus 2:8-10

sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

1 Peter 2:12

Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 3:1

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

1 Peter 3:16-17

and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

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