English Standard Version
so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
King James Bible
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
American Standard Version
that ye may walk becomingly toward them that are without, and may have need of nothing.
and that you walk honestly towards them that are without; and that you want nothing of any man's.
English Revised Version
that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and may have need of nothing.
Webster's Bible Translation
That ye may walk honestly towards them that are without, and that ye may have need of nothing.
Weymouth New Testament
so as to live worthy lives in relation to outsiders, and not be a burden to any one.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Po. Better, seemly. From εὐ well and σχῆμα figure or fashion. The literal sense is suggested by the familiar phrase in good form. The contrast appears in ἀτάκτως disorderly, 2 Thessalonians 3:6. Paul has in view the impression to be made by his readers on those outside of the church. See on Romans 13:13, and comp. 1 Corinthians 14:40.
Of nothing (μηδενὸς)
Either neuter, of nothing, or masculine, of no man. In the latter case it would refer to depending upon others for their support, which some, in view of the immediately expected parousia, were disposed to do, neglecting their own business.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
ye may walk.
nothing. or, no man.
And he said to them, "To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables,
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.
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.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
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