1 Timothy 5:13
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English Standard Version
Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tattlers also, and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

English Revised Version
And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And at the same time they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also, and busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Weymouth New Testament
And at the same time they also learn to be idle as they go round from house to house; and they are not only idle, but are gossips also and busybodies, speaking of things that ought not to be spoken of.

1 Timothy 5:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They learn (μανθάνουσιν)

To be taken absolutely, as 1 Corinthians 14:31; 2 Timothy 3:7. They go about under the influence of an insatiable curiosity, and meet those who "creep into houses and take captive silly women" (2 Timothy 3:7), and learn all manner of nonsense and error.

Going about (περιερχόμεναι)

oP. Comp. Acts 19:13.

Tattlers (φλύαροι)

N.T.o. Comp. 4 Macc. 5:10. The verb φλυαρεῖν to prate, 3 John 1:10.

Busybodies (περίεργοι)

In this sense only here. Comp. τὰ περίεργα curious arts, Acts 19:19. The participle περιεργαζομένοι busybodies, 2 Thessalonians 3:11. See note. Rend. the whole passage: "And withal, being also idle, they learn, gadding about from house to house; and not only (are they) idle, but tattlers also, and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not."

1 Timothy 5:13 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to be.

Proverbs 31:27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-11 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

wandering.

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor...

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire...

Acts 20:20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

busy-bodies.

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

1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

speaking.

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Titus 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not so to be.

Cross References
Proverbs 7:11
She is loud and wayward; her feet do not stay at home;

Proverbs 11:13
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

1 Timothy 5:12
and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith.

Titus 1:11
They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.

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

3 John 1:10
So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.

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