“It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. The most obvious feature of chapter 2—and the most important—is the overflowingly emotional tone of it. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. This is the way to win people. The Thessalonians could see that Paul was a righteous servant of God, and just as a responsible father encourages and instructs his children, so Paul acted as a father on behalf of the believers at Thessalonica (1 Thessalonians 2:9–12). 1 Thessalonians 2:2 “but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict” “But”: Before reaching Thessalonica, Paul and his companions had already experienced suffering. Thanksgiving. You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, 2 but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6: All Glory to God: Prof. Jowett. 2 Après avoir souffert et reçu des outrages à Philippes, comme vous le savez, nous prîmes de l'assurance en notre Dieu, pour vous annoncer l'Evangile de Dieu, au milieu de bien des combats. “Entreated … at Philippi”: Paul and Silas had been brutalized in Philippi before coming to Thessalonica (Acts 16:19-24, 37). 1 Thessalonians 2:2 but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example. 1Th 2:2 - We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 2 You know how badly we had been treated at Philippi just before we came to you and how much we suffered there. Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonica. The word “already suffered” does not imply by itself that the apostle’s treatment was unjust, but he adds, “and been shamefully mistreated” (1 Thessalonians 2:2). 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23). Tools 1Th 2:3 1 Thessalonians 2:2 Context. 1 Thessalonians 2:2 "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." 2 Thessalonians 2:1 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him," “Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”: This is the fifth mention of Christ’s coming in the Thessalonian letters (1 Thess. 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. The Thessalonians know what is meant (2 Thes 2:6), but the terms, seemingly found only in this passage and in writings dependent on it, have been variously interpreted. 2 Thessalonians 1:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Thessalonians 1:11, NIV: "With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith." Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: We would do well to stop occasionally to remind ourselves that chapter and verse markers were not part of the original text, but were added later to help us navigate the scriptures. 1 Thessalonians Greeting. A preferred manuscript reading of 2 Thessalonians 2:2 has the day of the Lord rather than the day of Christ. “Paul’s ministry is based on impure motives” (1 Thessalonians 2:3, uncleanness). 1 Thessalonians 2:2 2 We had previously suffered f and been treated outrageously in Philippi, g as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 1 You yourselves know, dear brothers and sisters, # 2:1 Greek brothers; also in 2:9, 14, 17. that our visit to you was not a failure. To the church of the b Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Or without ceasing; 1 Thessalonians 2:13 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women; 1 Thessalonians 2:14 The Greek word Ioudaioi can refer to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, who opposed the Christian faith in that time; 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or completely, or forever Acts 17:1–9 ) Tools. c Grace to you and peace.. The first letter — 1 Thessalonians — was written to a community of believers who had been Christians for only a short period of time, probably no more than a few months. The Thessalonians’ Conversion (cf. There are three clear topics in this chapter, the first (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12) dealing with what is usually referred to as Paul's defense against criticism, the second (1 Thessalonians 2:13-16) stressing the fidelity of the Thessalonians under persecution, and (1 Thessalonians 2:17-20) a warm expression of Paul's affection for them. 1 Thessalonians 2:2: Advantages Sometimes Acquired by Guile: H. K. Burton. it-1 923-924; w00 11/15 22; w89 9/15 17; w86 5/1 25; w86 10/1 10 g82 9/8 17; bw 146; g79 7/8 28; w78 2/15 4; w77 69-70; ad 646; w65 644; w63 150, 212, 640; w62 340, 500; w61 112, 328, 676 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Verse 1. Tools. (1 Thessalonians 2:8) 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.. 3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: body begins, but in 1 Thessalonians, the writers do so much thanking for the Thessalonians (1:2; 2:13; 3:9) that some have thought the thanksgiving reaches all the way to 3:10! 2. Boldness in Response to Opposition (1 Thess 2:1–4) Some preachers are a real pain in the neck. 4:13–18) and the day of the Lord (described in 1 Thess. (1 Thessalonians 2:4) "We were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children." 1 For you yourselves know, brothers, # 2:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 9, 14, 17 that our # ch. The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, commonly referred to as First Thessalonians or 1 Thessalonians, is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle, and is addressed to the church in Thessalonica, in modern-day Greece.It is likely the first of Paul's letters, probably written by the end of AD 52. 2. 1 Thessalonians 2 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Paul’s Ministry. 1 Thessaloniciens 2 1 Vous savez vous-mêmes, frères, que notre arrivée chez vous n'a pas été sans résultat. (1 Thessalonians 2:7) "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." 2.1. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6: An Unfaithful Preacher: Henry Varley. Body (2:1-5:24) In 1 Thessalonians, the body can be seen as extending from 2:1 to 5:24, although (as with the thanksgiving section) the boundaries can be fuzzy. 1Th 2:1 ¶ 1Th 2:1 - For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. Yet our God gave us the courage to declare his Good News to you boldly, in spite of great opposition. 1Th 2:2. * 1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: a 2 grace to you and peace from God [our] Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The relational emotions packed inside the three simple words “for your sake” explode with color and fullness and beauty in chapter 2. Building on the theme of God’s word, I will explore the phrase “being bearers of God’s word.” I think it is helpful to press the point that Paul is not working alone here; he … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8" Traditionally, 2 Thes 2:6 has been applied to the Roman empire and 2 Thes 2:7 to the Roman emperor (in Paul’s day, Nero) as bulwarks holding back chaos (cf. 2 For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our [] reception among you was not in vain, 2 but after we had already suffered and been treated abusively in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God [] amid much [] opposition. Rom 13:1–7). In addition to the apostle’s statements in Philippians, we are told in the Acts of the Apostles 16 that Paul and Silas were publicly beaten and cast into prison in Philippi. 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20—Read the Bible online or download free. We learn from the Book of Acts that during Paul's stay in the city of Thessalonica, he preached in a … 1:9 coming to you # [2 Thess. 1 Thessalonians chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:. 1 THESS. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. In chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians, Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy remind the community of the time they spent in their midst. 1:10] was not in vain. 5:1–11) are the same event. 1 Paul, a Silvanus, and Timothy,. lipʹpi, + we mustered up boldness * by means of our God to speak + to YOU the good news of God with a great deal of struggling. Putting 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 alongside 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11, however, this theory becomes difficult to sustain, for it appears that the return of the Lord (described in 1 Thess. We should not only be faithful to our calling as Christians, but in our particular callings and relations. 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