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 after the ways of her household, and the bread of idleness she will not eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, [that] you keep away from every brother who lives irresponsibly and not according to the tradition that they received from us.

Wandering

Leviticus 19:16
You shall not go [about with] slander among your people; {you shall not endanger your neighbor's life}; I [am] Yahweh.
Proverbs 20:19
He reveals a secret, he who walks [about with] gossip, and do not associate with a babbler's lips.
Luke 10:7
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking {whatever they provide}, for the worker [is] worthy of his pay. Do not move from house to house.
Acts 20:20
how I did not shrink from proclaiming to you anything that would be profitable, and [from] teaching you in public and from house [to house],

Busy-bodies

2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear [that] some among you are living irresponsibly, working [at] nothing, but being busybodies.
1 Peter 4:15
By all means do not let anyone of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.

Speaking

Acts 20:30
And from among you yourselves men will arise, speaking {perversions of the truth} in order to draw away the disciples after them.
Titus 1:11
whom it is necessary to silence, whoever are ruining whole families [by] teaching [things] which must not be [taught] for the sake of dishonest gain.
James 3:10
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

General references

Matthew 19:10
The disciples said to him, "If this is the case of a man with his wife, it would be better not to marry!"