1 Thessalonians 4:12

12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
ESV
12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
NLT
12 Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.
MSG
12 We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.
CSB
12 so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone.

1 Thessalonians 4:12 In-Context

10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,
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,
12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

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