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.

General references

Bible References

To be

Proverbs 31:27
She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received from us.

Wandering

Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
Proverbs 20:19
He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore associate not with him who flatters with his lips.
Luke 10:7
And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
Acts 20:20
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

Busy-bodies

2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that there are some who walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
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.

Speaking

Acts 20:30
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Titus 1:11
Whose mouths must be stopped, who ruin whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.
James 3:10
Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

General references

Matthew 19:10
His disciples said unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.