Parallel Verses

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;

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

and to make it your ambition to live quietly and peacefully, and to mind your own affairs and work with your hands, just as we directed 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;

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;

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;

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 
Usage: 35

ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

to work
ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

with
ἴδιος 
Idios 
Usage: 96

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

own
ἴδιος 
Idios 
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

Context Readings

Affirmation Of Continuing Love

10 And indeed you do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 11 And that you study to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are outside, and that you may have lack of nothing.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:28

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

1 Peter 4:15

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel, with quietness, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with toil and grasping for the wind.

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Luke 12:42-43

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

1 Peter 3:4

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Mark 13:34

For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

Acts 18:3

And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and worked: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Acts 20:35

I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Romans 12:4-8

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

Romans 12:11

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Romans 15:20

Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:

1 Corinthians 4:12

And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure it:

2 Corinthians 5:9

Therefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

Colossians 3:22-24

Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

1 Timothy 2:2

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 5:13

And at the same time they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but gossips also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Titus 2:4-10

That they may teach the young women to be sensible, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 3:14

And let our own also learn to maintain good works for urgent needs, that they not be unfruitful.

1 Peter 4:10-11

As every man has received a gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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