Loading…

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11

10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: bIf anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. 11 For we hear that some among you cwalk in idleness, not busy at work, but dbusybodies.

Read more



2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — The New International Version (NIV)

10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

10 Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”

11 Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — New Century Version (NCV)

10 When we were with you, we gave you this rule: “Anyone who refuses to work should not eat.”

11 We hear that some people in your group refuse to work. They do nothing but busy themselves in other people’s lives.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — American Standard Version (ASV)

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear of some that walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 For also when we were with you we enjoined you this, that if any man does not like to work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear that there are some walking among you disorderly, not working at all, but busybodies.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 While we were with you, we gave you the order: “Whoever doesn’t want to work shouldn’t be allowed to eat.” 

11 We hear that some of you are not living disciplined lives. You’re not working, so you go around interfering in other people’s lives.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.” 11 For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work of others.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. 11 For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 For even when we were with you, we used to command this to you: that if anyone does not want to work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that some among you are living irresponsibly, working at nothing, but being busybodies.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

10 Even when we were with you, we gave you a rule. We said, “Anyone who will not work will not eat.”

11 We hear that some people among you don’t want to work. They aren’t really busy. Instead, they are bothering others.

2 Thessalonians 3:10–11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.

11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.