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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Thessalonians 5

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, 1Th 5:8 . 2 Timothy 4:5 . 1 Peter 1:13 ; 1Pe 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 , 1Co 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: 1Th 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 ; 1Co 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-thessalonians-5.html. 1909-1922.