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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Thessalonians 4:9

    CHAPTERS: 1 Thessalonians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18




    King James Bible - 1 Thessalonians 4:9

    But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

    World English Bible

    But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Thessalonians 4:9

    But as touching the charity of brotherhood, we have no need to write to you: for yourselves have learned of God to love one another.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But concerning brotherly love ye need not that I write to you: for ye yourselves are taught by God to love one another.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    4012 δε 1161 της 3588 φιλαδελφιας 5360 ου 3756 χρειαν 5532 εχετε 2192 5719 γραφειν 1125 5721 υμιν 5213 αυτοι 846 γαρ 1063 υμεις 5210 θεοδιδακτοι 2312 εστε 2075 5748 εις 1519 το 3588 αγαπαν 25 5721 αλληλους 240

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (9) -
    Le 19:8 Ps 133:1 Joh 13:34,35; 15:12-17 Ac 4:32 Ro 12:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:9

    ¶ Mas acerca del amor entre los hermanos no tenis necesidad que os escriba, porque vosotros mismos habis aprendido de Dios que os mostris caridad los unos a los otros;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Thessalonians 4:9

    Verse 9. Touching
    brotherly love] They were remarkable for this; and though the apostle appears to have had this as a topic on which he intended to write to them, yet, from the account which he received of their prosperous state by Timothy, he finds that it is unnecessary to spend any time in inculcating a doctrine which they fully understood and practised. See chap. iii. 6.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 9. But as touching
    brotherly love , etc.] Another branch of sanctification; which is distinct from love to God and Christ, though it always accompanies it, and from love to all mankind; and is what is peculiar to brethren in a spiritual relation, and ought to be universal, fervent, and sincere, and as Christ has loved them: concerning which the following things are said, ye need not that I write unto you . The Vulgate Latin version reads, we have no need to write unto you; and so some copies. It seems that it was needful to write unto them about other things, as to refresh their memories with the instructions they had given them, when with them, how they should walk and please God; and to put them in mind of the commandments given them by Christ, and that their sanctification was the will of God; and particularly it was necessary to write unto them about chastity, and purity of life, whether in or out of the conjugal state; but as for brotherly love, there was no immediate absolute necessity to write about that, either about the nature of it, or to describe the objects of it, or point out instances of it, or to exhort to it in a pressing manner: the reason is, for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another ; not merely by the light of nature, which teaches men to be kind, courteous, affable, and beneficent; nor by the law of Moses, which obliges men to love their neighbours as themselves; nor only doctrinally by the ministry of the Gospel, which frequently inculcates the exercise of this grace as a matter of great importance and consequence; nor only by the new commandment, and example of Christ; but by the Spirit of God internally in regeneration, who, according to the tenor of the new covenant, writes this law of love, and of Christ, upon the heart; and this being written upon the hearts of the Thessalonians, by the finger of the Spirit of God, whereby they were dearly directed, and powerfully taught to exercise this grace, and discharge this duty, and under the influence of the same spirit did exercise it, it was unnecessary for the apostle to write about it, and press them to it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-12 - We should notice in others what is good, to their
    praise, that we ma engage them to abound therein more and more. All who are savingl taught of God, are taught to love one another. The teaching of the Spirit exceeds the teachings of men; and men's teaching is vain an useless, unless God teach. Those remarkable for this or any othe grace, need to increase therein, as well as to persevere to the end. It is very desirable to have a calm and quiet temper, and to be of peaceable and quiet behaviour. Satan is busy to trouble us; and we have in our hearts what disposes us to be unquiet; therefore let us study to be quiet. Those who are busy-bodies, meddling in other men's matters have little quiet in their own minds, and cause great disturbance among their neighbours. They seldom mind the other exhortation, to be diligent in their own calling, to work with their own hands Christianity does not take us from the work and duty of our particula callings, but teaches us to be diligent therein. People often by slothfulness reduce themselves to great straits, and are liable to man wants; while such as are diligent in their own business, earn their ow bread, and have great pleasure in so doing.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2532 CONJ γαρ 1063 CONJ ποιειτε 4160 5719 V-PAI-2P αυτο 846 P-ASN εις 1519 PREP παντας 3956 A-APM τους 3588 T-APM αδελφους 80 N-APM τους 3588 T-APM εν 1722 PREP ολη 3650 A-DSF τη 3588 T-DSF μακεδονια 3109 N-DSF παρακαλουμεν 3870 5719 V-PAI-1P δε 1161 CONJ υμας 5209 P-2AP αδελφοι 80 N-VPM περισσευειν 4052 5721 V-PAN μαλλον 3123 ADV

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    9. Taught of
    God (qeodidaktoi). N.T.o . o LXX. Not in Class.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    4:9 {Concerning
    love of the brethren} (peri tes filadelfias). Late word, love of brothers or sisters. In profane Greek (one papyrus example) and LXX the word means love of those actually kin by blood, but in the N.T. it is the kinship in the love of Christ as here. {Are taught by God} (qeodidaktoi este). Only here and ecclesiastical writers. Passive verbal adjective in -tos from didaskw as if qeo- in ablative case like didaktoi qeou (#Joh 6:45). {To love one another} (eis to agapain allelous). Another example of eis to and the infinitive. Only those taught of God keep on loving one another, love neighbors and even enemies as Jesus taught (#Mt 5:44). Note the use of agapaw, not filew.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18


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