New International Version
If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Let none of you suffer indeed as murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or as overseer of other people's matters;
World English Bible
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil doer, or a meddler in other men's matters.
Young's Literal Translation
for let none of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evil-doer, or as an inspector into other men's matters;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But let none of you suffer - as a busybody in other men's matters - Αλλοτριοεπισκοπος· The inspector of another; meddling with other people's concerns, and forgetting their own; such persons are hated of all men. But some think that meddling with those in public office is here intended, as if he had said: Meddle not with the affairs of state, leave public offices and public officers to their own master, strive to live peaceably with all men, and show yourselves to be humble and unaspiring.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a busy-body. [Allotrioepiskopos,] an inspector of another; meddling with other people's concerns.
'Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4. Wherein they think it …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Old Man and the New.
The Gospel Message in Antioch
Facing Life's Record
"If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you,
2 Thessalonians 3:11
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
1 Timothy 5:13
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
1 Peter 2:19
For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened."
1 Peter 3:17
For it is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
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