14 Bible Verses about Mind Your Own Business

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 ESV / 82 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

1 Timothy 5:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

Ecclesiastes 4:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; ...

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

John 21:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

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