Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Wandering

General references

Bible References

To be

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name [i.e., by the authority] of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you people stay away from every brother [or sister] who lives an idle life [See note on I Thess. 5:14], and not according to the [inspired] tradition which you received from us.

Wandering

Luke 10:7
And you should remain in that same house [i.e., the peace-loving one], eating and drinking whatever they serve you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move from house to house [i.e., wasting time].
Acts 20:20
[You know] how I held back nothing in declaring to you whatever was profitable, and taught you in public [meetings] and in your homes.

Busy-bodies

2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, refusing to work, but [instead] are just being busybodies.
1 Peter 4:15
[However], you should not have to suffer for murdering, stealing, doing evil or interfering in the affairs of others.

Speaking

Acts 20:30
[Indeed, even] from among your own selves [i.e., the body of elders there in Ephesus] some men will arise and, by speaking false things, they will lead away the disciples, [influencing them] to follow them.
Titus 1:11
They must be silenced [because] they are upsetting entire families by teaching things they should not be for the shameful purpose of making money.
James 3:10
Praise and cursing come out of the same mouth! My brothers, these things should not be happening.

General references

Matthew 19:10
His disciples [then] said to Jesus, "If this is the way it has to be between a man and his wife, it is not worth getting married."