And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...
Romans 15:20 Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man's foundation:
2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
and to do.
Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...
Luke 12:42,43 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...
Romans 12:4-8 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...
Colossians 3:22-24 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...
2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
1 Timothy 5:13 And with they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies...
Titus 2:4-10 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children...
1 Peter 4:10,11,15 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...
Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...
2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you...
Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
ContextLive to Please God
1Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as you have received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more. 2For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication: 4That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor; 5Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 6That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 7For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness. 8He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given to us his holy Spirit. 9But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brothers, that you increase more and more; 11And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;
And that you use your endeavour to be quiet, and that you do your own business, and work with your own hands, as we commanded you:
Darby Bible Translation
and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your own hands, even as we charged you,
King James Bible
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Young's Literal Translation
and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,