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George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary
1 Thessalonians 4



Verse 1

this chapter the apostle begins to remind them of their obligation of always striving to increase in virtue. Though he praises them through the whole epistle, he still thinks it necessary to warn them not to be surprised in uncleanness. He repeats what he had taught them before; first, that there is vengeance awaiting the workers of evil; and secondly, that the favour of God is the reward of those who deal with the brethren in simplicity, and preserve themselves from the defilements of the Gentiles. (St. Ambrose, Comment., on this place)

Verse 4

His vessel. That is, his own body. See 1 Kings xxi. 5. (Witham)

Verse 6



Ne quis supergrediatur, neque circumveniat in negotio fratrem, Greek: en to pragmati. See St. Jerome: diligenter observa, quia ad castitatem nos provocans, et volens uxoribus tantum esse contentos, dixerit, ne quis supergrediatur, &c. St. John Chrysostom, (Greek: log. e. p. 186.) Greek: entautha peri moicheias phesin, anotero de peri porneias pases.

Verse 11



Nullius aliquid desideretis, Greek: medenos chreian echete. i.e. nullius opus habeatis.

Verse 12

Verse 15



In jussu, Greek: en keleusmati, from Greek: keleo, in celeusmate, in voce simul clamantium.



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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:4". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.

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