Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Bible References


2 Thessalonians 3:12
Now to such men we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that, working with quietness, they should eat their own bread.
Proverbs 31:27
She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Matthew 6:11
Give us this day the bread sufficient for us.


Acts 18:3
And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and was working, for they were of the tentmakers craft.
Acts 20:34
Ye yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and to those who were with me.
1 Corinthians 4:12
And we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;
2 Corinthians 11:9
And being present with you, and when needy, I was a burden to no man. For the brothers who came from Macedonia, they supplied my need. And in everything I kept, and I will keep myself non-burdensome to you.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to aspire to live quietly, and to do your own things, and to work with your own hands, just as we commanded you,

General references

Deuteronomy 2:6
Ye shall purchase food from them for money, that ye may eat, and ye shall also buy water from them for money, that ye may drink.
Psalm 104:23
Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening.
Ecclesiastes 3:10
I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men to be employed therewith.