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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

2 Thessalonians 2

Introduction

1:6 least (a-3) This refers back to ver. 5.

Verse 2

2:2 mind, (c-8) Or 'shaken from a steady and soberly judging mind.'

Verse 4

2:4 high (d-7) 'Before,' or 'exceedingly.' The expression implies not only the idea of 'against,' but what is 'above.' As in Daniel 11:37 there is opposition, but in the way of arrogant self-exaltation. against (e-8) Epi . or 'above.' see Matthew 10:21 ; John 13:18 . temple (f-24) Naos -- the shrine.

Verse 8

2:8 consume (a-14) Or, according to some authorities, 'destroy.' breath (b-17) Or 'spirit.'

Verse 9

2:9 (c-1) i.e. the lawless one's. working (d-7) Energeia . a working in the power of anything. all (e-11) 'Every kind or form of.'

Verse 10

2:10 all (e-3) 'Every kind or form of.'

Verse 11

2:11 working (d-10) Energeia . a working in the power of anything. sends (f-6) The present tense is used here as stating the moral fact; it is not present as to time. It refers to the time when the lawless one is revealed, and is in contrast to the present time, which is referred to in v. 7.

Verse 13

2:13 sanctification (g-28) Hagiasmos . See Note i at Romans 1:4 .

Verse 14

2:14 glory (h-15) 'The obtaining of the glory' is without the article in Greek. With the article it would refer to the fact of obtaining the glory; without it, it is the character of the calling. 'to obtaining glory.' What that glory is is then stated. 'that of our Lord Jesus Christ.' 'We are called to obtention of glory, [that] of our Lord Jesus Christ.'

Verse 15

2:15 instructions (i-10) As 'directions,' 1 Corinthians 11:2 .

Verse 16

2:16 consolation (k-20) As 2 Corinthians 1:4 .

Verse 17

2:17 encourage (k-1) As 2 Corinthians 1:4 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/2-thessalonians-2.html. 1857-67.