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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Thessalonians 2



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Verse 1

know. App-132.

entrance in. See 1 Thessalonians 1:9.

unto. App-104.

in vain. See 1 Thessalonians 3:5.

Verse 2

after that we had = having.

suffered before. Greek. propascho. Only here.

were, &c. = having been treated with contumely. Greek. hubrizo. See Acts 14:5. Referring to their being scourged, though Romans (Acts 16:37, Acts 16:38).

were bold. Greek. parrhesiazomai. See Acts 9:27.

God. App-98.

speak. App-121.

gospel. App-140.

with. App-104. In this one verse the preposition en is translated "at", "in", "with".

contention. Greek. agon. See Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:30.

Verse 3

exhortation. Greek. paraklesis. See Acts 4:36, and App-134.

nor. Greek. oude.

guile. Greek. dolos. See Acts 13:10.

Verse 4

allowed = tested, and so approved. Greek. dokimazo. Same as "trieth", and as "prove" (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

be put in trust with. App-150.

pleasing men. Compare Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:10.

men. App-123.

Verse 5

neither, nor. Greek. oute.

used we. Literally were (became) we in (Greek. en).

flattering words. Literally a word (App-121.) of flattery.

cloke = pretence. Greek. prophasis. See Acts 27:30.

Verse 6

Nor. Greek. oute.

sought we = seeking.

glory. See p. 1511.

others. App-124.

when, &c. = though able to be.

burdensome. Literally in (Greek. en) a burden, i.e. for a burden. Greek. baros. See Acts 15:28. Compare 1 Thessalonians 2:9.

apostles. App-189.

Christ. App-98.

Verse 7

gentle. Greek. epios. Only here and 2 Timothy 2:24.

among = in (Greek. en) the midst of.

nurse. Greek. trophos. Only here.

cherisheth. Greek. thalpo. See Ephesians 5:29.

her = her own. This shows that a mother is meant. The image expresses the intensity of the apostle"s love for them.

children. App-108.

Verse 8

affectionately desirous. Greek. himeiromai, or homeiromai. Only here.

willing = well pleased.

unto = to.

also, &c. = our own lives (App-110.) also.

dear unto. App-185.

Verse 9

travail = toil. Greek. mochthos. See 2 Corinthians 11:27.

because, &c. = with a view to (App-104) our not (App-105) being chargeable unto. Greek. epibareo. See 2 Corinthians 2:5.

any. App-123.

preached. App-121.

unto. App-104.

Verse 10

holily. Greek. hosios. Only here. Compare the adjective Acts 2:27.

justly. Greek. dikaios. See 1 Corinthians 15:34, and compare App-191.

unblameably. Greek. amemptos. Only here and 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Compare 1 Thessalonians 3:13.

behaved ourselves. Literally became.

among = towards. No preposition.

believe. App-150.

Verse 11

exhorted. App-134.

comforted. Greek. paramutheomai. See John 11:19.

charged = testified to. Greek. marturomai, with texts. See Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:3.

every = each.

Verse 12

That, &c. = With a view to (App-104.) your walking.

hath Omit.

called. Some texts read "calleth".

His = His own.

kingdom. See App-112.114.

Verse 13

For this cause = On account of (App-104. 1 Thessalonians 2:2) this.

also thank we = we also thank. See 1 Thessalonians 1:2.

without ceasing. See 1 Thessalonians 1:3.

which ye heard. Literally of hearing. Greek. akoe, as in Galatians 1:3, Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:5.

in truth = truly.

effectually worketh = is made energetic. See App-172.

Verse 14

followers. See 1 Thessalonians 1:6.

churches. App-186.

Christ Jesus. App-98.

have. Omit.

like = the same

countrymen. Greek. sumphuletes. Only here.

they = they also.

Verse 15

Lord. App-98.

Jesus = even Jesus. App-98.

their own = the.

prophets. App-189.

have persecuted us. = chased us out. Greek. ekdioko. Only here and Luke 11:49.

Verse 16

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

to, &c. = with a view to (App-104.) their filling up (Greek. anapleroo). See 1 Corinthians 14:16.

sins. App-128.

alway. App-151.

the wrath: the appointed wrath. See Lev 26. Deut 28and Deut 32.

is come. Greek. phthano. See Luke 11:20.

upon. App-104.

uttermost = end. Greek. telos.

Verse 17

being taken = having been bereaved. Greek. aporphanizomai. Only here. Compare John 14:18.

from. App-104.

a short time. Literally a season of an hour.

presence, face. Compare 1 Corinthians 5:3. Colossians 2:5.

endeavoured = were diligent.

see. App-133.

Verse 18

would have = wished to. App-102.

once and again. Compare Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:16.

hindered. Greek. enkopto. See Acts 24:4.

Verse 19

crown. Compare Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:1.

rejoicing. Greek. kauchesis. See Romans 3:27.

Jesus Christ. App-98. but the texts omit "Christ".

coming. Greek. parousia. See Matthew 24:3. The first of seven Occurs in these two Epistles. See 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:23. 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, 2 Thessalonians 2:9.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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