Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Thessalonians 3

Verse 1

pray. App-134. Paul is the only N.T. writer who asks the prayers of those to whom he writes. See Romans 15:30. 2 Corinthians 1:11. Ephesians 6:19. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:19. Colossians 4:3. Philemon 1:22. Hebrews 13:18.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

word. App-121.

Lord. App-98.

have, &c. = run and be glorified. By Figure of speech Hendiadys (App-6) = triumph gloriously.

with. App-104. Compare Acts 13:48.

you. Add "also".

Verse 2

delivered. Greek. rhuomai, as in Romans 15:31.

unreasonable. Greek. atopos. See Acts 28:6.

wicked. App-128.

men. App-123.

faith. App-150.

Verse 3

faithful. App-150. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:9.

stablish. See 2 Thessalonians 2:17.

keep = guard.

evil = the wicked one. App-128. Compare 1 John 5:18.

Verse 4

have confidence. App-150.

Lord. App-98.

touching. App-104.

things. i.e. in verses: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-14. Compare 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

command = charge. Greek. parangello. See Acts 1:4.

Verse 5

direct. Greek. kateuthuno. See 1 Thessalonians 3:11.

love. App-135.

God. App-98.

patient waiting = patience, as 2 Thessalonians 1:4.

for Christ = of Christ (App-98. IX).

Verse 6

Jesus Christ. App-98.

withdraw yourselves. Gr stellomai. See 2 Corinthians 8:20.

disorderly. Greek. ataktos. Only here and 2 Thessalonians 3:11.

after. App-104.

tradition. See 2 Thessalonians 2:15.

Verse 7

know. App-132.

follow = imitate. Greek. mimeomai. Occurs also 2 Thessalonians 3:9. Hebrews 13:7, Hebrews 13:3. Joh 11:. Compare 1 Corinthians 4:16.

behaved . . . disorderly. Greek. atakteo. Compare verses: 2 Thessalonians 3:3, 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:11. 1 Thessalonians 5:14.

among. App-104.

Verse 8

Neither. Greek. oude.

any man"s bread = bread from (Greek. para, App-104.) any one (App-123.)

for nought. Greek. dorean. See John 15:25.

wrought = working.

with. App-104.

travail. Greek. mochthos. See 2 Corinthians 11:27.

that we, &c. = with a view to (App-104.) our not being.

chargeable to. Greek. epibareo. See 2 Corinthians 2:5. 1 Thessalonians 2:9.

any. App-123.

Verse 9

power. App-172.

to = in order that (as 2 Thessalonians 3:1) we may.

ensample. Greek. tupos. Compare Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:17. 1 Thessalonians 1:7. 1 Timothy 4:12.

unto = to.

to. Greek. eis. App-104.

Verse 10

if. App-118.

would = is . . . willing. App-102.

neither. Greek. mede.

Verse 11

some. App-124.

not at all = (in) nothing. Greek. medeis.

are busybodies. Greek. periergazomai, to be busy about useless matters.

Verse 12

exhort. App-134.

by. App-104. 2 Thessalonians 3:1, but the texts read en.

with. App-104.

quietness. Greek. hesuchia. See Acts 22:2.

Verse 13

be . . . weary = faint. Greek. ekkakeo. See 2 Corinthians 4:1.

in well doing. Greek. kalopoieo. Only here. Compare Galatians 1:6, Galatians 1:9.

Verse 14

by. App-104. 2 Thessalonians 3:1.

note. Greek. semeioomai. Only here.

that man = this one.

have . . . company. Greek. sunanamignumi. See 1 Corinthians 5:9, 1 Corinthians 5:11.

no = not, 2 Thessalonians 3:6.

be ashamed. Greek. entrepomai. See 1 Corinthians 4:14.

Verse 15

count = reckon. Greek. hegeomai. See Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:6.

Verse 16

of peace. Note the eight statements as to God in Note on Acts 7:2, and compare 1 Corinthians 1:3.

always = through (App-104) everything.

by all means = in (Greek. en) every way.

Verse 17

salutation, &c Compare 1 Corinthians 16:21. Colossians 4:18. Read, "by the hand of me Paul".

token = sign. Greek. semeion. App-176.

Verse 18

grace. App-184.

Amen. Omit.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-thessalonians-3.html. 1909-1922.