Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
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.
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].
[You know] how I held back nothing in declaring to you whatever was profitable, and taught you in public [meetings] and in your homes.
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.
[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.
They must be silenced [because] they are upsetting entire families by teaching things they should not be for the shameful purpose of making money.
Praise and cursing come out of the same mouth! My brothers, these things should not be happening.
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."