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2 Thessalonians 2

 

 

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Introduction
1Paul urges them to continue stedfast in the truth received;
3shows that there shall be a departure from the faith,
9and a discovery of Antichrist, before the day of the Lord come;
15and thereupon repeats his former exhortation, and prays for them.

Verse 1
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
we
Romans 12:1
by the
1 Thessalonians 4:14-16
and by
Genesis 49:10; Matthew 24:31; 25:32; Mark 13:27; Ephesians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 4:17; 2 Timothy 4:1

Verse 2
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
shaken
Isaiah 7:2; 8:12,13; 26:3; Matthew 24:6; Mark 13:7; Luke 21:9,19; John 14:1,27; Acts 20:23,24; Ephesians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 3:3
by spirit
Deuteronomy 13:1-5; Jeremiah 23:25-27; Micah 2:11; Matthew 24:4,5,24; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1,2; Revelation 19:20
nor by letter
1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Peter 3:4-8

Verse 3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
no man
Matthew 24:4-6; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Ephesians 5:6
except
1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 3:1-3; 4:3,4
man
8-10; Daniel 7:25; 1 John 2:18; Revelation 13:11-18
the son
John 17:12; Revelation 17:8,11

Verse 4
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
and exalteth
Isaiah 14:13; Ezekiel 28:2,6,9; Daniel 7:8,25; 8:9-11; 11:36; Revelation 13:6
called
1 Corinthians 8:5
sitteth
Daniel 8:12-14; 11:45; Revelation 13:6,7

Verse 5
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
Remember
Matthew 16:9; Mark 8:18; Luke 24:6,7; Acts 20:31
when
3:10; John 16:4; Galatians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 2 Peter 1:15

Verse 6
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
withholdeth
or, holdeth.
revealed
3,8

Verse 7
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
the mystery
1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 17:5,7
doth
Acts 20:29; Colossians 2:18-23; 2 Timothy 2:17,18; 1 John 2:18; 4:3
he who

Verse 8
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
that
3; Matthew 13:19,38; 1 John 2:13; 3:12; 5:18
whom
Daniel 7:10,11,26; Revelation 18:8-10; 19:20; 20:10
the spirit
Job 4:9; Psalms 18:15; Isaiah 11:4; Hosea 6:5; Revelation 1:16; 2:16; 19:15,20,21
with the brightness
1:8,9; Hebrews 10:27

Verse 9
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
is
John 8:41,44; Acts 8:9-11; 13:10; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 11:3,14; Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 9:11; Revelation 12:9,17; 13:1-5; 18:23; 19:20; 20:10
and signs
Exodus 7:22; 8:7,18; Deuteronomy 13:1,2; Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; 2 Timothy 3:8; Revelation 13:11-15; Revelation 18:23; 19:20

Verse 10
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
deceivableness
Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 4:2; 11:13,15; Ephesians 4:14; 2 Peter 2:18; Hebrews 3:13
in them
1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; 4:3; 2 Peter 2:12
they received
Proverbs 1:7; 2:1-6; 4:5,6; 8:17; Matthew 13:11; John 3:19-21; 8:45-47; Romans 2:7,8; Romans 6:17; 1 Corinthians 16:22; James 1:16-18
that they
John 3:17; 5:34; Romans 10:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 Timothy 2:4

Verse 11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
for
Psalms 81:11,12; 109:17; Isaiah 29:9-14; John 12:39-43; Romans 1:21-25,28
God
1 Kings 22:18-22; 2 Chronicles 18:18-22; Isaiah 6:9,10; Ezekiel 14:9
that
Isaiah 44:20; 66:4; Jeremiah 27:10; Ezekiel 21:29; Matthew 24:5,11; 1 Timothy 4:1

Verse 12
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
they
Deuteronomy 32:35; Mark 16:16; John 3:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 2 Peter 2:3; Jude 1:4,5
but
Psalms 11:5; 50:16-21; 52:3,4; Hosea 7:3; Micah 3:2; Mark 14:11; John 3:19-21; Romans 1:32; 2:8; 8:7,8; 12:9; 2 Peter 2:13-15; 3 John 1:11

Verse 13
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
we
1:3; Romans 1:8; 6:17
beloved
16; Deuteronomy 33:12; 2 Samuel 12:25; *marg:; Jeremiah 31:3; Ezekiel 16:8; Daniel 9:23; 10:11,19; Romans 1:7; Colossians 3:12; 1 John 4:10,19
from
Genesis 1:1; Proverbs 8:23; Isaiah 46:10; John 1:1; 8:44; Hebrews 1:10
chosen
Romans 8:33; 9:11; Ephesians 1:4,5; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:2
through
10,12; Luke 1:75; 1 Peter 1:2-5
belief
John 8:45,46; 14:6; Acts 13:48; 15:9; Galatians 3:1; Ephesians 2:8; Colossians 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:15; James 1:18

Verse 14
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
he called
Romans 8:28-30; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 1 Peter 5:10
our gospel
Romans 2:16; 16:25; 1 Thessalonians 1:5
to
Psalms 16:11; Matthew 25:21; John 14:2,3; 17:22,24; Romans 8:17; Ephesians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; 2 Timothy 2:12; 1 Peter 1:4,5; 5:10; Revelation 3:21; 21:23; 22:3-5

Verse 15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
stand
1 Corinthians 15:58; 16:13; Philippians 4:1
hold
3:6; 1 Corinthians 11:2
the traditions
Romans 16:17; Jude 1:3; *Gr:
whether
2; 3:14

Verse 16
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
our Lord
1:1,2; Romans 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:11
which
13; John 3:16; 13:1; 15:9,13; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4,5; 5:2,25; Titus 3:4-7; 1 John 3:16; 4:9,10; Revelation 1:5; 3:9
everlasting
Psalms 103:17; Isaiah 35:10; 51:11; 60:19,20; 61:7; Luke 16:25; John 4:14; John 14:16-18; 16:22; 2 Corinthians 4:17,18; Hebrews 6:18; 1 Peter 1:5-8; Revelation 7:16,17; Revelation 22:5
good
Romans 5:2-5; 8:24,25; Colossians 1:5,23; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; Titus 1:2; 2:13; Hebrews 6:11; Hebrews 6:12,19; 7:19; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 John 3:2,3
through
Acts 15:11; 18:27; Romans 4:4,16; 5:2; 11:5,6

Verse 17
Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Comfort
16; Isaiah 51:3,12; 57:15; 61:1,2; 66:13; Romans 15:13; 2 Corinthians 1:3-6
stablish
3:3; Isaiah 62:7; Romans 1:11; 16:25; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:21; Colossians 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:2,13; Hebrews 13:9; 1 Peter 5:10; Jude 1:24
in
James 1:21,22; 1 John 3:18

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-thessalonians-2.html.

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Monday, August 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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