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2 Thessalonians 3:12

    2 Thessalonians 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now to such we give orders and make request in the Lord Jesus, that, working quietly, they get their living.

    Webster's Revision

    Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now them that are such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:12

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:12

    Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus ... - A more solemn command and appeal to do what he had before enjoined on all of them; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; see the notes on that verse.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:12

    3:12 Work quietly - Letting the concerns of other people alone.