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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Thessalonians 1

Verse 1

Paul, &c. The opening words of this Epistle are the same as those of the First Epistle as far as "peace" (2 Thessalonians 1:2).

unto = to.

church. App-186.

God. App-98.

Father. App-98.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

Verse 2

Grace. App-184.

from. App-104.

Verse 3

thank. See 1 Thessalonians 1:2.

always. App-151.

faith. App-150.

groweth exceedingly. Greek. huperauxano. Only here.

charity = love. App-135. No reference to hope as in 1 Thessalonians 1:3.

every = each.

toward. App-104.

each other = one another.

aboundeth. Same as increase, 1 Thessalonians 3:12.

Verse 4

glory. Greek. kauchaomai. See Romans 2:17. The texts read enkauchaomai. Nowhere else in N.T.

for. App-104.

tribulations. Greek. thlipsis. See Acts 7:10.

Verse 5

manifest token. Greek. endeigma. Only here.

righteous. App-191.

judgment. App-177. Compare Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:28.

that ye may be = to (Greek. eis) your being.

counted worthy. See Acts 5:41.

kingdom. App-112.114.

also suffer = suffer also.

Verse 6

Seeing = If so be. Greek. eiper.

with. App-104.

trouble. Greek. thlibo, afflict. The noun in 2 Thessalonians 1:7.

Verse 7

rest. Greek. anesis. See Acts 24:23.

with. App-104.

when, &c. = in (Greek. en) the revelation (App-106.) of.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus. App-98.

heaven. Singular. See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.

His, &c. = the angels of His power (App-172.)

Verse 8

flaming fire = fire of flame (Greek. phlox. Here; Luke 16:24. Acts 7:30. Hebrews 1:7. Revelation 1:14; Revelation 2:18; Revelation 19:12).

taking . . . on = giving . . . to.

vengeance. Greek. ekdikesis. See Luke 18:8.

know. App-132.

gospel. App-140.

Christ. The texts omit.

Verse 9

be punished with = pay (Greek. tino. Only here) the penalty (App-177.), (even).

everlasting. App-151.

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

glory. See p. 1511.

power. App-172.

Verse 10

shall = shall have.

glorified. Greek. endoxazomia. Only here and 2 Thessalonians 1:12.

saints. See Acts 9:13.

believe, believed. App-150.

among. App-104.

Verse 11

Wherefore = With a view to (Greek. eis) which.

also we pray = we pray (App-134.) also.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

count . . . worthy. Greek. axioo. See Acts 15:38.

fulfil. App-125.

good pleasure. Greek. eudokia. See Romans 10:1.

goodness. Greek. agathosune. See Romans 15:14.

power. App-172. 1, as 2 Thessalonians 1:7.

Verse 12

according to. App-104.

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