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Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.
King James Bible
Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Darby Bible Translation
Now such we enjoin and exhort in [the] Lord Jesus Christ, that working quietly they eat their own bread.
World English Bible
Now those who are that way, we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Young's Literal Translation
and such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness working, their own bread they may eat;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With quietness they work - Μετα ἡσυχιας· With silence; leaving their tale-bearing and officious intermeddling. Less noise and more work!
That - they work, and eat their own bread - Their own bread, because earned by their own honest industry. What a degrading thing to live on the bounty or mercy of another, while a man is able to acquire his own livelihood! He who can submit to this has lost the spirit of independence; and has in him a beggar's heart, and is capable of nothing but base and beggarly actions. Witness the great mass of the people of England, who by their dependence on the poor rates are, from being laborious, independent, and respect able, become idle, profligate, and knavish; the propagators and perpetrators of crime; a discredit to the nation, and a curse to society. The apostle's command is a cure for such; and the Church of God should discountenance such, and disown them.
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1 Thessalonians 4:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.
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,
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