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Bible Commentaries

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