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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Thessalonians 2

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. oud e.

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 Leviticus 26:0 . Deuteronomy 2:0 8 and Deuteronomy 32:0 .

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 ; 1Th 4:15 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:23 . 2 Thessalonians 2:1 , 2 Thessalonians 2:8 , 2 Thessalonians 2:9 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-thessalonians-2.html. 1909-1922.