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1 Thessalonians 4:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and to seek earnestly to be quiet and mind your own affairs, and work with your [own] hands, even as we charged you,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And to be ambitious to be quiet, and to be attending to your own affairs, and to be working with your hands,—even as, unto you, we gave charge—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we did command you,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And that ye studie to be quiet, and to doe your owne businesse, and to worke with your owne hands, (as wee commanded you:)
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And study to be quiet and be occupied with your own employments, and work with your hands, as we have admonished you;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and that ye strive to be quiet, and to attend to your own affairs; and that ye labor with your own hands; as we directed you;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
that ye study 5389
{5389} Prime
φιλοτιμέομαι
philotimeomai
{fil-ot-im-eh'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from a compound of G5384 and G5092; to be fond of honor, that is, emulous (eager or earnest to do somethng.).
z5738
<5738> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 109
to be quiet, 2270
{2270} Prime
ἡσυχάζω
hesuchazo
{hay-soo-khad'-zo}
From the same as G2272; to keep still (intransitively), that is, refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
to do y4238
[4238] Standard
πράσσω
prasso
{pras'-so}
A primary verb; to 'practise', that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.; specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally).
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
your own business, 2398
{2398} Prime
ἴδιος
idios
{id'-ee-os}
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
x4238
(4238) Complement
πράσσω
prasso
{pras'-so}
A primary verb; to 'practise', that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.; specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
to work x2038
(2038) Complement
ἐργάζομαι
ergazomai
{er-gad'-zom-ahee}
Middle voice from G2041; to toil (as a task, occupation, etc.), (by implication) effect, be engaged in or with, etc.
with y2038
[2038] Standard
ἐργάζομαι
ergazomai
{er-gad'-zom-ahee}
Middle voice from G2041; to toil (as a task, occupation, etc.), (by implication) effect, be engaged in or with, etc.
z5738
<5738> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 109
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
own 2398
{2398} Prime
ἴδιος
idios
{id'-ee-os}
Of uncertain affinity; pertaining to self, that is, one's own; by implication private or separate.
hands, 5495
{5495} Prime
χείρ
cheir
{khire}
Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively [power]; especially [by Hebraism] a means or instrument).
as 2531
{2531} Prime
καθώς
kathos
{kath-oce'}
From G2596 and G5613; just (or inasmuch) as, that.
we commanded 3853
{3853} Prime
παραγγέλλω
paraggello
{par-ang-gel'-lo}
From G3844 and the base of G0032; to transmit a message, that is, (by implication) to enjoin.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
you; 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 4:11

_ _ study to be quietGreek,make it your ambition to be quiet, and to do your own business.” In direct contrast to the world’s ambition, which is, “to make a great stir,” and “to be busybodies” (2 Thessalonians 3:11, 2 Thessalonians 3:12).

_ _ work with your own hands — The Thessalonian converts were, it thus seems, chiefly of the working classes. Their expectation of the immediate coming of Christ led some enthusiasts among them to neglect their daily work and be dependent on the bounty of others. See end of 1 Thessalonians 4:12. The expectation was right in so far as that the Church should be always looking for Him; but they were wrong in making it a ground for neglecting their daily work. The evil, as it subsequently became worse, is more strongly reproved in 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 4:11

That ye study — Literally, that ye be ambitious: an ambition worthy a Christian. To work with your hands — Not a needless caution; for temporal concerns are often a cross to them who are newly filled with the love of God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Thessalonians 4:11

(7) And that ye study to be quiet, (8) and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

(7) He condemns unsettled minds, and such as are curious in matters which do not concern them. (8) He rebukes idleness and slothfulness: and whoever is given to these vices, fall into other wickedness, to the great offence of the Church.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
that:

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, which is in the sight of God of great price.

study:

Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
*Gr.

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, and commanded the porter to watch.
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, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season? ... Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Romans 12:4-8 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: ... Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Colossians 3:22-24 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: ... Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
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 withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Titus 2:4-10 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, ... Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
1 Peter 4:10-11 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ... If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:15 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.

to work:

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
1 Corinthians 4:12 And labour, 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 labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; ... Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
*marg.
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