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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Thessalonians 5

 

 

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Verse 1

of. App-104.

times, seasons. See App-195.

no = not. App-105.

unto = to.


Verse 2

For. Greek. gar.

know. App-132.

perfectly. Greek. akribos. See Acts 18:25.

Lord. App-98.


Verse 3

For. The texts omit.

shall. Omit.

sudden. Greek. aiphnidios. Only here and Luke 21:34.

destruction. Greek. olethros. See 1 Corinthians 5:5.

travail. Greek. odin. See Acts 2:24.


Verse 4

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

overtake. Greek. katalambano. See John 1:5.


Verse 5

children. App-108.

light. App-130.

nor. Greek. oude.


Verse 6

sleep. App-171.

others. App-124.

watch. See Matthew 24:42.

be sober. Greek. nepho. Here, 1 Thessalonians 5:8. 2 Timothy 4:5. 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8.


Verse 8

breastplate. Greek. thorax. See Ephesians 6:14.

faith. App-150.

love. App-135.

helmet. Greek. perikephalaia. See Ephesians 6:17.


Verse 9

For = Because. Greek. hoti.

God. App-98.

hath. Omit.

to. App-104.

wrath. Compare 1 Thessalonians 1:10.

obtain = obtaining. Greek. peripoiesis. See Ephesians 1:14.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus Christ. App-98.


Verse 10

wake = watch. together. Greek. hama, as in 1 Thessalonians 4:17.


Verse 11

comfort. App-134. Same as in 1 Thessalonians 4:18.

also ye do = ye are doing also.


Verse 12

beseech. App-134. Not the same as 1 Thessalonians 4:10.

among. App-104.

are over. Greek. proisteimi. See Romans 12:8.


Verse 13

esteem = reckon.

very highly. Greek. huperekperissos. See 1 Thessalonians 3:10 and Ephesians 3:20.

for their work"s sake = on account of (App-104. 1 Thessalonians 5:2) their work.

be at peace. Greek. eireneuo. See Romans 12:18.


Verse 14

exhort. App-134.

warn. Same as "admonish", 1 Thessalonians 5:12.

unruly. Greek. ataktos. Only here. Compare 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:11 (the adverb translated "disorderly").

comfort. Greek. paramutheomai. See 1 Thessalonians 2:11.

feebleminded = fainthearted. Greek. oligopsuchos. Only here.

support. Greek. antechomai. Here; Matthew 6:24. Luke 16:13. Titus 1:9.

toward. App-104.


Verse 15

See. App-133.

that none = lest (App-105) any (App-123)

evil. App-128.

for. Greek. anti. App-104.

any man. Greek. tis. App-123.

ever. App-151.

among yourselves = towards (eis) one another.


Verse 16

evermore. App-151.


Verse 17

Pray. Greek. prqseuchomai. App-134.

without ceasing. See 1 Thessalonians 1:3.


Verse 18

give thanks. Greek. eucharisteo. See 1 Thessalonians 1:2.

will. App-102.

Christ Jesus. App-98.

concerning = in regard to. Greek. eis. App-104.


Verse 19

Spirit. App-101.


Verse 20

Despise. Greek. exoutheneo. See Acts 4:11.

prophesyings. Compare 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 13:2, 1 Corinthians 13:8; 1 Corinthians 14:6, 1 Corinthians 14:22. The reference to these gifts explains 1 Thessalonians 5:19.


Verse 21

Prove. Greek. dokimazo. See Romans 12:2. Ephesians 6:10. 1 John 4:1.

holdfast. Greek. katecho. See Matthew 21:38.


Verse 22

Abstain. See 1 Thessalonians 4:3.

all = every.

appearance = form. Greek. eidos. See John 5:37.

evil. App-128.


Verse 23

the very, &c. = may the God of peace Himself. Compare Acts 7:2. Hebrews 13:20.

sanctify. See John 17:17.

wholly. Greek. holoteles. Only here.

whole, &c Read, "your spirit and soul and body be kept entire".

whole. Greek. holokleros. Only here and James 1:4. The noun in Acts 3:16. -

spirit. App-101.

soul. App-110.

blameless. See 1 Thessalonians 2:10.

unto = at. Greek. en. App-104.

coming. See 1 Thessalonians 2:10. Notice how in every chapter of this Epistle the coming of the Lord is presented, and in a different aspect: 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; 1 Thessalonians 5:23. In this verse there is a beautiful correspondence. H | The work of the God of peace. Sanctification: complete. J | w | The whole person. x | One part of it (the pneuma). J | w | The whole person (the living soul). x | The other part of it (the body). H | The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Preservation: without blemish.


Verse 24

Faithful. Greek. pistos. App-150. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13. 2 Thessalonians 3:3. 2 Timothy 2:13. Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 11:11. 1 Peter 4:19. Revelation 3:14; Revelation 19:11.

also, &c. = will do it also.


Verse 25

for. Greek. peri. App-104.


Verse 26

with. Greek. en. App-104.

holy kiss. See Romans 16:16.


Verse 27

charge. Greek. orkizo. See Acts 19:13, but the texts read enorkizo, which occ only here.

this = the.

holy. Most texts omit.


Verse 28

grace. Greek. charis. App-184.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.


 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-thessalonians-5.html. 1909-1922.

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