1 Thessalonians 4:11
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

King James Bible
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

American Standard Version
and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that you use your endeavour to be quiet, and that you do your own business, and work with your own hands, as we commanded you:

English Revised Version
and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;

Webster's Bible Translation
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Weymouth New Testament
and to vie with one another in eagerness for peace, every one minding his own business and working with his hands, as we ordered you to do:

1 Thessalonians 4:11 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Study (φιλοτιμεῖσθαι)

Po. Make it your aim. Comp. Romans 15:20 (see note); 2 Corinthians 5:9. Often in Class. Lit. to be fond of honor: hence to strive for honor, to be ambitious.

To be quiet (ἡσυχάζειν)

Note the paradox, strive to be quiet. For similar instances see Romans 1:20, unseen things clearly seen: Romans 1:22, wise, be fooled (comp. Horace, Od. 1, 34, 2, insaniens sapientia): 2 Corinthians 8:2, poverty abounded unto riches: 2 Corinthians 7:10, repentance, not to be repented of. The disturbances rebuked in the second Epistle may have begun to show themselves, so that there is a possible allusion to the idle busybodies of 2 Thessalonians 3:11.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that.

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.

Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...

study.

Romans 15:20 Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation:

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

*Gr:

and to do.

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

Luke 12:42,43 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Romans 12:4-8 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...

Colossians 3:22-24 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...

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

1 Timothy 5:13 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies...

Titus 2:4-10 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...

1 Peter 4:10,11,15 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...

to work.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you...

Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

*marg:

Cross References
Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Acts 18:3
and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Ephesians 4:28
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

2 Thessalonians 3:12
Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

1 Peter 4:15
But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.

Jump to Previous
Affairs Ambition Aspire Attend Business Charged Command Commanded Eagerness Earnestly Hands Instructed Lead Mind Minding Ordered Orders Peace Pride Quiet Quietly Seek Study Vie Work Working
Jump to Next
Affairs Ambition Aspire Attend Business Charged Command Commanded Eagerness Earnestly Hands Instructed Lead Mind Minding Ordered Orders Peace Pride Quiet Quietly Seek Study Vie Work Working
Links
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NLT
1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV
1 Thessalonians 4:11 NASB
1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV

1 Thessalonians 4:11 Bible Apps
1 Thessalonians 4:11 Biblia Paralela
1 Thessalonians 4:11 Chinese Bible
1 Thessalonians 4:11 French Bible
1 Thessalonians 4:11 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
1 Thessalonians 4:10
Top of Page
Top of Page