When Christ returns some will be caught napping (5:1-3) Like a thief, his coming will be sudden and unexpected. Such boldness is seen in Acts 17:2-4. Wherefore also we pray always for you - See the notes, 1 Thessalonians 1:2. Gospel of God ( εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Θεοῦ ). finds its full explanation in the second participle which is almost = ὥστε καὶ ὑβρισθῆναι: cf. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Observe, 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-thessalonians-2.html. But how did the gospel come amongst the Thessalonians? BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Their rights and the law had been completely ignored (Acts 16:19-39). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-thessalonians-2.html. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul has indicated that Christians ought to test spiritual claims before accepting or rejecting them (1 Thessalonians 5:20–21). But. The aorists ἐπαρρησιασάμεθα … λαλῆσαι signify “We took courage … to speak,” &c.—“waxed bold” (R.V. He had not flinched or hesitated. In light of this, believers must remain alert and live responsibly. The phrase only here in N.T. καθὼς οἴδατε] although αὐτοὶ γὰρ οἴδατε had just preceded, is involuntarily added by Paul, by reason of the lively feeling with which he places himself, in thought, in the time whereof he speaks. Charles Schribner's Sons. But nothing of that nature could discourage him, but that he rather waxed more bold in spirit, resolving to preach the gospel of God, though with much contention and opposition from the unbelieving Jews. In our God.—These words give the ground of their boldness—“in reliance on the God whom we felt to be in union with us.”. 1851. In this joyful mood, shortly before, Paul and Silas “at midnight sang praise to God” in the stocks at Philippi. in multo certamine) rather than to any internal fears on their part (Vg. With (IN) much contention , [ agooni (Greek #73)] - conflict (Colossians 1:29; Colossians 2:1). "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". 1 Thessalonians 2:12-13 New International Version (NIV) 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Thessalonians 2:7, NIV: "Instead, we were like young children among you.Just as a nursing mother cares for her children," 1 Thessalonians 2:7, ESV: "But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children." 1874-1909. Frequent in Acts. This expression also appears in 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:11,12, and 1 Corinthians 6:11. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary ... desire the sincere milk of the word, that they may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2. Calvin makes 1 Thessalonians 2:2 still dependent on ὅτι of 1 Thessalonians 2:1; but without grammatical justification. x, lxii. Not so the little band of preachers. But here outward conflict with persecutors, rather than inward and mental, was what the missionaries had to endure (Acts 17:5, Acts 17:6; Philemon 1:30). See Acts 16:19 ff., Philippians 1:30. προπαθόντες (class., ἅπ. The gospel of God, so called because the message comes from God, and because He also originates the salvation of which it speaks. 4:4. 5. Their boldness was not mere natural courage, but was inspired by God. God had entrusted him with the gospel, and he had been true to … 1 Thessalonians 2:2. 1896. “In much conflict”: “In spite of great opposition” (TCNT). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. (Acts 7, Ephesians 1) of the bold proclamation of the Gospel it is better to give it the full meaning ‘became bold of speech’ (aor. Renewal 1960. “Shamefully treated”: ‘After the injury and outrage” (NEB). It also reminded the readers of the fate awaiting those who reject God. 1 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: 2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. Barclay notes, “There were, no doubt, those in Thessalonica who said that this man had a police record, that he was nothing less than a criminal who was on the run from justice” (p. 219). Our God—Not a mere Jupiter, sitting on Olympus, but the Infinite, filling the universe. Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:5–12. Ver. προπαθόντες] although we suffered before. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". It is God’s message to the heathen, showing them how to escape from the judgment to come. Note on 1Thessalonians 2:6) in that day, for when the lost recognise what He is, it is ipso facto a recognition that they were right and wise to follow Him. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". Both the verb and the noun are found in lxx. 1999. We were bold; eparrhsiasameya, we used great confidence and liberty of speech, we were not afraid to speak the gospel freely, notwithstanding our sufferings. "Family Bible New Testament". 1 Thessalonians 3:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:6; for πάσχω in like connexion, 1 Thessalonians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 1:5. ὑβρισθέντες shows the “suffering” to have taken the shape of outrage, criminal violence, as was the case in the imprisonment of Paul and Silas (Acts 16:37); ὕβρις denoted legally an actionable indignity to the person: the expression indicates “the contumely which hurt St Paul’s feelings, arising from the strong sense of his Roman citizenship” (Lightfoot). "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". 2 Thessalonians discusses persecution, the return of Jesus, our need to remain hopeful and faithful, and idleness. Ἑν παρρησίᾳ inboldness, John 7:4; John 16:29; Ephesians 6:19; Philemon 1:20. Lünemann seems to be right (against De W.) in rendering it we were confident, not ‘we were free of speech.’ See however, on the other side, Ellic.’s note. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-thessalonians-2.html. What does 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 mean? Happy is it when the pious and prudent conversation of a minister amongst his people, is, and has been such, that upon a fit occasion, he can and dare appeal to God and them as witnesses and observers of it; Ye know what we were among you: ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you, chapter 1 Thessalonians 2:10. 2 Thessalonians 2:2, ESV: "not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come." John Piper Aug 24, 1987 1 Share Message. 2 Thessalonians 2:2, KJV : "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." It is far better simply to remind these Thessalonians of that which they already know—that which they have seen with their own eyes and felt in their own hearts. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/1-thessalonians-2.html. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. There was much in Thessalonica to alarm and silence him: there was that which produced in his own spirit much commotion and perturbation; but amidst this inward disturbance his wrestling faith triumphed, and by leaning on God he derived courage sufficient for the emergency. The participle may be regarded as temporal (Ellicott) or concessive (Moffatt). 7 and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. Here St. Paul discovers to the Thessalonians the great difficulties and dangers which he broke through at his first entrance amongst them to preach the gospel; he acquaints them with the reproach and disgrace he underwent at their neighbouring city, Philippi, and the sufferings there endured for the gospel, which are recorded, Acts 16:23. See Philemon href="/desk/?q=phm+1:1&sr=1">Philemon 1:1. They just need a little reminder. From this it follows that the chief stress is not to be laid on ἐπαῤῥησιασάμεθα (1 Thessalonians 2:2); and thus the unbroken boldness of the apostle does not form the contrast to οὐ κενὴ γέγονεν, as de Wette thinks, but οὐ κενὴ γέγονεν has its contrast in λαλῆσαι τὸ εὐ. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". In chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy remind the community of the time they spent in their midst. 1832. But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 English Standard Version (ESV). 1897. The Expositor's Greek Testament. the throne and the pulpit, above all places, call for holiness; the prince and the preacher, above all persons, are most accountable to God for their example; Ye know what manner of men we were among you. Paul had previously written the first epistle to clarify this but the church was still having trouble with understanding this doctrine. Questions on the Second Coming Sunday Evening Message. pp. 30 where life is compared to an Olympic festival in which God has given us the opportunity of showing of what stuff we are made— ἐλθὲ ἤδη ἐπὶ τὸν ἀγῶνα, δεῖξον ἡμῖν τί ἔμαθες, πῶς ἤθλησας. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/1-thessalonians-2.html. American Tract Society. Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2. But… bold—In spite of our wounds and dishonours, brought from Philippi, we displayed a courage worthy of our cause. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. 1897-1910. And what he speaks would savour of vain-glory, but that he had therein a holy end; as he excuseth his boasting to the Corinthians and other churches upon the same account. with much contention — that is, literally, as of competitors in a contest: striving earnestness (Colossians 1:29; Colossians 2:1). "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". iii. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 ASV Matthew 24:37-40 ASV 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord (παρουσίαν parousia), will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. καθὼς οἴδατε appeals to the familiarity of the readers with all that had transpired; cf. The ground of our 'boldness in speech'-its element of existence-was our realizing God as "OUR God.". ἐν θεῷ, 1 Thessalonians 1:1; Colossians 3:3; ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ, 2 Corinthians 6:4-7. ; Luke 12:1 ff. Their Philippian experience is graphically related in Acts 16; for the connexion of the two cities, see the Map, and Introd. προπάσχειν in the N. T., an ἅπαξ λεγόμενον, denotes the sufferings previous to the time spoken of (comp. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 1983-1999. 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