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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 , 3 John 1:11; 3 John 1:11 :. Compare 1 Corinthians 4:16 .

behaved . . . disorderly. Greek. atakteo. Compare verses: 2 Thessalonians 3:3 , 2Th 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 , Php 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 Chronicles 4:18; 1 Chronicles 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.