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
And to such we proclaim and beseech by our Lord Jesus Christ, that, with freedom from care working, they should eat their own bread.
Proverbs 31:27
She viewed the goings of her house, and the bread of sloth she will not eat
Matthew 6:11
Give us this day our bread sufficient for sustenance.


Acts 18:3
And because being of the same trade, he remained with them, and wrought: for they were by trade tentmakers.
Acts 20:34
And ye yourselves know, that to my necessities, and to those being with me, these hands served.
1 Corinthians 4:12
And we are wearied, working with our own hands: being reviled, we praise; being driven out, we hold up
2 Corinthians 11:9
And being present with you, and having wanted, I acted not with negligence to any: (for the brethren having come from Macedonia filled up still more my want:) and I kept myself in every thing not burdensome to you, and I will keep.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that ye be ambitions to remain quiet, and attend to your own things, and work with your own hands, as we enjoined you;

General references

Deuteronomy 2:6
Ye shall buy food from them for silver, and ye ate: and also shall ye buy water from them for silver, and ye drank
Psalm 104:23
Man will go forth to his work, and to his labor even to evening.
Ecclesiastes 3:10
I saw the labor which God gave to the sons of man to be humbled in it