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1 THESS. V. 26-28.

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a Greet all the brethren with an holy | b Wherefore, holy brethren, parkiss.

takers of the heavenly calling, Heb.

iii. 1. a See on Rom. xvi. ver. 16. clause 1.

VER. 28. VER. 27. Ορκίζω υμάς τον Κύριον, αναγνωσθήναι του μεθ' υμών. Αμήν.

“Η χάρις του Κυρίου ημών Ιησού Χριστην επιστολήν πάσι τοις αγίοις αδελφούς.

a The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ al * charge you by the Lord, that

be with you. Amen. this epistle be read unto all b the holy brethren.

a See on Rom. i. ver. 7. clause 7. * Or, adjure.

Προς Θεσσαλονικείς πρώτη εγράφη από a And when this epistle is read 'Aanywv. among you, cause also that it be read in the church of the Laodiceans;

The first epistle unto the Thessaloand that ye likewise read the epistle

nians was written from Athens. from Laodicea, Col. iv. 16.

END OF THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS.

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tience and faith in all your persecutions CHAP. Ι.-VER. 1.

and tribulations that ye endure; ΠΑΥΛΟΣ και Σιλουανός και Τιμόθεος τη

a See on

Cor. 1. ver. 14. εκκλησία Θεσσαλονικέων, εν Θεώ πατρί

b See on Rom. v. ver. 3. claus 1. ημών, και κυρίων Ιησού Χριστώ

VER. 5. a Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in

*Ενδειγμα της δικαίας κρίσεως του Θεού, God our Father and the Lord Jesus εις το καταξιωθήναι υμάς της βασιλείας Christ:

του Θεού, υπέρ ης και πάσχετε a See on 1 Thess. i. ver. 1. clauses righteous judgment of God, b that ye

a Which is a manifest token of the 1-6. VER. 2.

may ve counted worthy of the kingdom

of God, <for which ye also suffer : Χάρις υμίν και ειρήνη από Θεού πατρός ημών, και Κυρίου Ιησού Χριστού.

a See on Phil. i. ver. 28. clause 2.

b But they which shall be accounta Grace unto you, and peace, frou ed worthy to obtain that world, and God our Father and the Lord Jesus the resurrection from the dead, neiChrist.

ther marry, nor are given in marriage, a See on Rom. i. ver. 7. clauses Luke xx. 35. Watch ye therefore, 7.

and pray always, that ye may be acVER. 3.

counted worthy to escape all these Ευχαριστεϊν οφείλομεν τω Θεώ πάν- things that shall come to pass, and τοτε περί υμών αδελφοί, καθώς άξιόν | to stand before the Son of man, xxi. έστιν, ότι υπεραυξάνει η πίστις υμών, και 36. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed πλεονάζει η αγάπη ενός εκάστου πάντων | bold, and said, It was necessary that υμών εις αλλήλους

the word of God should first have

been spoken to you: but seeing ye a We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, o be put it from you, and judge yourselves cause that your faith groweth exceed unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we

turn to the Gentiles, Acts xiii. 46. ingly, cand the charity of every one of Thou hast a few names even in Sardis you all toward each other aboundeth:

which have not defiled their gara See on Rom. i. ver. 8. clause 1. ments; and they shall walk with me

See on 1 Thess. iv. ver. 1. clause 3. in white : for they are worthy, Rev. . See on Mark ix. ver. 50. clause 3.

iii. 4. VER. 4.

See on Matt. v. ver. 10. "Ωστε ημάς αυτούς εν υμίν καυχάσθαι

VER. 6. εν ταϊς εκκλησίαις του Θεού, υπέρ της υπο Είπερ δίκαιον παρά Θες ανταποδούναι μονής υμών και πίστεως εν πάσι τοις τοις θλίζουσιν υμάς θλίψιν: διωγμούς υμών, και ταϊς θλίψεσιν αίς

Seeing it is a righteous thing with ανέχεσθε

God to recompense tribulation to them a So that we ourselves glory in you

that trouble you ; in the churches of God, for your pa

a See on Luke xviii, ver. 7. clausc 2.

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2 THESS: 1.7,8.

A. D. 54. thousand thousands ministered unto VER. 7.

him, and ten thousand times ten Και υμίν τοϊς θλιβομένοις άνεσιν μεθ' | thousand stood before him : the judgημών, εν τη αποκαλύψει του Κυρίου Ιησού ment was set, and the books were år' oupavou pet' ágyérar duvánews ai- opened, Dan. vii. 9, 10. But a cerτου, ,

tain fearful looking for of judgment a And to you who are troubled, rest and fiery indignation, which shall dewith us; b when the Lord Jesus shall be vour the adversaries, Heb. x. 27. For revealed from heaven C with his * mighty our God is a consuming fire, xii. 29. ungels,

But the heavens and the earth which * Gr. angels of his power.

are now, by the same word are kept

in store, reserved unto fire against a See on Matt. v. ver. 12. clauses the day of judgment and perdition of 1, 2.

ungodly men, 2 Pet. iii. 7. But the b See on Matt. xvi. ver. 27. clause 1. day of the Lord will come as a thief «See on Matt. xiii. ver. 41. clause 1. in the night; in the which the hea.

vens shall pass away with a great VER. 8.

noise, and the elements shall melt 'Ev Tupi drogès, didóYTOS éxdirnos tots with fervent heat, the earth also, and μη ειδόσι Θεόν, και τους μη υπακούουσι | the works that are therein, shall be τώ ευαγγελία του Κυρίου ημών Ιησού | burnt up, 10. Χριστού .

blo me belongeth vengeance and a In flaming fire, taking oven- recompence; their foot shall slide in geance con them that know not God, due time : for the day of their cala

and that obey not the Gospel of our mity is at hand, and the things that Lord Jesus Christ :

shall come upon them make haste,

Deut. xxxii. 35. O Lord God, to * Or, yielding.

whom vengeance belongeth ; O God, 2 And ye came near, and stood to whom vengeance belongeth, shew under the mountain ; and the moun- thyself, Psal. xciv. 1. For the day tain burned with fire unto the midst of vengeance is in mine heart, and of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and the year of my redeemed is come. thick darkness, Deut. iv. 11. Thine And I looked, and there was none to hand shall find out all thine enemies; help; and I wondered that there was thy right hand shall find out those none to uphold: therefore mine own that hate thee. Thou shalt make arm brought salvation untome; and my them as a fiery oven in the time of fury, it upheld me. And I will tread

The LORD shall swal- down the people in mine anger, and low them up in his wrath, and the make them drunk in my fury, and I fire shall devour them, Psal. xxi. 8,9. will bring down their strength to the Our God shall come, and shall not earth, xliii. 46. For we know him keep silence: a fire shall devour be that hath said, Vengeance belongeth fore him, and it shall be very tem unto me, I will recompense, saith the pestuous round about him. He shall | Lord. And again, The Lord shall call to the heavens from above, and judge his people, Heb. x. 30. And to the earth, that he may judge his they cried with a loud voice, saying, people. Gather my saints together How long, O Lord, holy and true, unto me; those that have made a co dost thou not judge and avenge our venant with me by sacrifice. And the blood on them that dwell on the heavens shall declare his righteous earth ? Rev. vi. 10. And said to the ness : for God is judge himself. Selah. mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and Psal. I. 3–6. I beheld till the thrones hide us from the face of him that sit. were cast down, and the Ancient of teth on the throne, and from the days did sit, whose garment was wrath of the Lamb: For the great white as snow, and the hair of his day of his wrath is come; and who head like the pure wool : his throne shall be able to stand, 16, 17. was like the fiery flame, and his wheels c The wicked shall be turned into as burning fire. A fiery stream issued hell, and all the nations that forget and came forth from before him : | God, Psal. ix. 17. How long, LORD?

thine anger :

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2 Thess. I. 8-12.

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wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy | Θεός ημών, και πληρώση πάσαν ευδοκίαν jealousy burn like fire ? Pour out thy | αγαθωσύνης, και έργον πίστεως εν δυνάμεις wrath upon the heathen that have not

a Wherefore also we pray always for known thee, and upon the kingdoms you, that bour God would count you that have not called upon thy name, worthy of this calling, d and fulfil all lxxix. 5, 6. When the boughs thereof the good pleasure of his goodness, and are withered, they shall be broken the work of faith with power ; off: the women come, and set them

* Or, vouchsafe. on fire; for it is a people of no un

a See on Rom. i. ver. 9. clauses derstanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them,

4, 5.

b See on Jobn Xx. ver. 17. clause 6. and he that formed them will shew

c See on ver. 5. clause 2. them no favour, Isa. xxvii. 11. And this is the condemnation, that light concerneth me: thy mercy, 0 LORD,

d The LORD will perfect that which is come into the world, and men loved endureth for ever: forsake not the darkness rather than light, because works of thine own hands, Psal. their deeds were evil, John iii. 19.

cxxxviii. 8. Then shall we know, if See on Rom. i. ver. 5. clause 3.

we follow on to know the LORD : his VER. 9.

going forth is prepared as the morn

ing; and he shall come unto us as οίτινες δίκην τίσουσιν, όλεθρον αιώνιον, | the rain, as the latter and former rain årò aporámOU TO Kupicu, sal árò tñs unto the earth, Hos. vi. 3. For the δόξης της ισχύος αυτού .

earth bringeth forth fruit of herself ; a Who shall be punished with ever first the blade, then the ear, after that lasting destruction b from the presence the full corn in the ear, Mark iv. 28. of the Lord, and from the glory of his Who shall also confirm you unto the power ;

end, that ye may be blameless in the * See on Matt. iii. ver. 12. clause 5.

day of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.

i. 8. Being confident of this very b See on Matt. vii. ver. 23. clause 2.

thing, that he which hath begun a VER. 10.

good work in you, will perform it "Oray taon érdotacbñvær év rois dziaus i. 6. And the Lord make you to in

until the day of Jesus Christ, Phil. αυτού, και θαυμασθήναι εν πάσι τοις

crease and abound in love one toward Tistiúben, (örı imioTEÚOn To pagrúgser another, and toward all men, even as ημών εφ' υμάς,) εν τη ημέρα εκείνη.

we do toward you: To the end he a When he shall come b to be glorifed may stablish your hearts unblameable in his saints, and to be admired in all in holiness before God, even our Fathem that believe (e because our testi- ther, at the coming of our Lord Jesus mony among you was believed) in that Christ with all his saints, 1 Thess. iii.

12, 13. Now the God of peace, that a See on Matt. xvi. ver. 27. clause 1. brought again from the dead our Lord b See on Eph. i ver. 6. clause 1.

Jesus, that great Shepherd of the For our Gospel came not unto you sheep, through the blood of the everin word only, but also in power,

lasting covenant, Make you perfect and in the Holy Ghost, and in much in every good work to do his will, assurance; as ye know what manner

working in you that which is wellof men we were among you for your Christ; to whom be glory for ever and

pleasing in his sight, through Jesus sake. And ye become followers of us, and of the Lord, having received

ever. Amen, Heb. xiii. 20, 21. But the word in much affliction, with joy the God of all grace, who hath called of the Holy Ghost : So that ye were

us unto his eternal glory by Christ ensamples to all that believe in Ma. Jesus, after that ye have suffered a cedonia and Achaia, 1 Thess. i.5—7. while, make you perfect, stablish,

strengthen, settle you, 1 Pet. v. 10. VER: 11.

VER. 12. Είς και και προσευχόμεθα πάντοτε περί “Οπως ένδοξασθή το όνομα του Κυρίου υμών, ίνα υμάς αξιώση της κλήσεως και ημών Ιησού Χριστού εν υμίν, και υμείς εν

day.

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2 THESS. 1. 12.–11. 1-3.

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αυτώ, κατά την χάριν του Θεού ημών, και a See on Matt. xvi. ver. 27. clause 1. Κυρίου Ιησού Χριστού,

b For this we say unto you by the a That the name of our Lord Jesus word of the Lord, that we which are Christ may be glorified in you, band ye the Lord, shall not prevent them

alive, and remain unto the coming of in him, according to the grace of our

which are asleep. For the Lord himGod and the Lord Jesus Christ.

self shall descend from heaven with a a This people have I formed for my shout, with the voice of the archangel, self; they shall shew forth my praise, and with the trump of God: and the Isa. xliii. 21. Sing, 0 ye heavens ; dead in Christ shall rise first: Then for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye we which are alive and remain shall lower parts of the earth; break forth be caught up together with them in into singing, ye mountains, O forest, the clouds, to meet the Lord in the and every tree therein : for the LORD air : and so shall we ever be with the hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified Lord, 1 Thess. iv. 15–17. himself in Israel, xliv. 23. And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O

VER. 2. Israel, in whom I will be glorified,

Εις το μή ταχέας σαλευθήναι υμάς xx. 3. Thy people also shall be all | από του νοός, μήτε θροείσθαι, μήτε διά righteous: they shall inherit the land | πνεύματος, μήτε διά λόγου, μήτε δι' for ever, the branch of my planting, wistoañs dis di’ ngão, às ÖTI ŠVÉSTIKE A the work of my hands, that I may be speépa Toữ Xerotoi. glorified, Ix. 21. And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, honour before all the nations of the or be troubled, neither by spirit, a nor by earth, which shall hear all the good word, nor by letter, as from us, as that that I do unto them: and they shall the day of Christ is at hand. fear and tremble for all the goodness,

a For this we say unto you by the and for all the prosperity, that I pro-word of the Lord, that we which are cure unto it, Jer. xxxiii. 9. When alive and remain unto the coming of Jesus heard that, he said, This sick the Lord shall not prevent them which ness is not unto death, but for the

are asleep, 1 Thess. iv. 16. glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby, John xi. 4.

VER. 3. And all mine are thine, and thine are

"Μήτις υμάς εξαπατήση κατά μηδένα mine ; and I am glorified in them, ogówer. Ett dy pen dron i Shostasia xvii. 10. And they glorified God in me, Gal . i. 24. To the praise of the auagrias, o biàs æño átancias

πρώτον, και αποκαλυφθη ο άνθρωπος της glory of his grace, Eph. i. 6. That we should be to the praise of his glory,

a Let no man deceive you by any who first trusted in Christ, 12. Which means: b for that day shall not come, is the earnest of our inheritance, until except there come a falling away first, the redemption of the purchased pos Cand that man of sin be revealed, the son session, unto the praise of his glory, of perdition ; 14. That in the ages to come he a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 4. might shew the exceeding riches of bNow the Spirit speaketh expresshis grace, in his kindness toward us ly, that in the latter times some shall through Jesus Christ, ii. 7.

depart from the faith, giving heed to b See on John xiv. ver. 18.

seducing spirits, and doctrines of dec See on Acts xv. ver, 11.

vils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy ; CHAP. II.-VER. 1.

having their conscience seared with a

hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and 'Ερωτώμεν δε υμάς, αδελφοί, υπέρ της commanding to abstain from meats, παρουσίας του Κυρίου ημών Ιησού Χριστού, which God hath created to be receivκαι ημών επισυναγωγής επ' αυτόν,

ed with thanksgiving of thein which Now we beseech you, brethren, by believe and know the truth, 1 Tim. ir. the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1-3.' This know also, that in the band by our gathering together unto last days perilous times shall come. him,

For men shall be lovers of their own

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