Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
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,
For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.
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.
“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly.
For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.