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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    CHAPTERS: 2 Thessalonians 1, 2, 3     

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




    King James Bible - 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

    World English Bible

    Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him, we ask you

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering to him.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Ro 12:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:1

    ¶ Os rogamos, hermanos, en cuanto a la venida del Seor nuestro, Jess, el Cristo, y nuestro recogimiento a l,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    Verse 1. We beseech you-by the coming of our
    Lord] It is evident that the Thessalonians, incited by deceived or false teachers, had taken a wrong meaning out of the words of the first epistle, 1 Thess. iv. 15, &c., concerning the day of judgment; and were led then to conclude that that day was at hand; and this had produced great confusion in the Church: to correct this mistake, the apostle sent them this second letter, in which he shows that this day must be necessarily distant, because a great work is to be done previously to its appearing.

    Of the day of general judgment he had spoken before, and said that it should come as a thief in the night, i.e. when not expected; but he did not attempt to fix the time, nor did he insinuate that it was either near at hand, or far off. Now, however, he shows that it must necessarily be far off, because of the great transactions which must take place before it can come.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. Now we beseech you, brethren , &c.] The apostle having finished his first design in this epistle, which was to encourage the saints to patience under sufferings, proceeds to another view he had in writing it, and that is, to set the doctrine of Christ's coming, as to the time of it, in its proper light; and this is occasioned by what he had said concerning it in the former epistle, which was either misunderstood or misrepresented; and as he addresses the saints with a very affectionate appellation as his brethren, so by way of entreaty beseeching, and yet in a very solemn manner: by the coming of our Lord Jesus : which is to be understood not of the coming of Christ in the flesh, to procure the salvation of his people; nor of his coming in his kingdom and power to take vengeance on the Jewish nation, for their rejection of him as the Messiah; but of his coming to judge the quick and dead, than which nothing is more sure and certain, being affirmed by angels and men, by prophets and apostles, and by Christ himself, or more desirable by the saints; wherefore the apostle entreats them by it, that whereas they believed it, expected it, and wished for it, they would regard what he was about to say: so that the words, though an entreaty, are in the form of an adjuration; unless they should be rendered as in the Ethiopic version, as they may, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; and so express subject matter of the discourse now entering upon, with what follows: and by our gathering together unto him ; which regards not the great gatherings of the people to Christ the true Shiloh upon his first coming, and the preaching of the Gospel to both Jews and Gentiles, when there were not only great flockings to hear it, but multitudes were converted by it; nor the greater gatherings there will be in the latter day, at the time of the conversion of the Jews, and when the fulness of the Gentiles shall be brought in; nor the conversion of particular persons, who are gathered in to Christ, and received by him one by one; nor the assembling of the saints together for public worship, in which sense the word is used in ( Hebrews 10:25) but the gathering together of all the saints at the last day, at the second coming of Christ; for he will come with ten thousand of his saints, yea, with all his saints, when their dead bodies shall be raised and reunited to their souls, and they with the living saints will be caught up into the air, to meet the Lord there and be ever with him; when they will make up, complete and perfect, the general assembly and church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven: this will be the gathering together of all the elect of God; and so the Arabic version reads, the gathering of us all; and which, as it is certain, is greatly to be desired; it will be a happy meeting and a glorious sight; by this the apostle entreats and adjures them to regard what follows.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-4 - If errors arise among
    Christians, we should set them right; and goo men will be careful to suppress errors which rise from mistaking their words and actions. We have a cunning adversary, who watches to d mischief, and will promote errors, even by the words of Scripture Whatever uncertainty we are in, or whatever mistakes may arise abou the time of Christ's coming, that coming itself is certain. This ha been the faith and hope of all Christians, in all ages of the church it was the faith and hope of the Old Testament saints. All believer shall be gathered together to Christ, to be with him, and to be happ in his presence for ever. We should firmly believe the second coming of Christ; but there was danger lest the Thessalonians, being mistaken a to the time, should question the truth or certainty of the thin itself. False doctrines are like the winds that toss the water to an from; and they unsettle the minds of men, which are as unstable a water. It is enough for us to know that our Lord will come, and wil gather all his saints unto him. A reason why they should not expect the coming of Christ, as at hand, is given. There would be a genera falling away first, such as would occasion the rise of antichrist, tha man of sin. There have been great disputes who or what is intended by this man of sin and son of perdition. The man of sin not only practise wickedness, but also promotes and commands sin and wickedness i others; and is the son of perdition, because he is devoted to certai destruction, and is the instrument to destroy many others, both in sou and body. As God was in the temple of old, and worshipped there, and is in and with his church now; so the antichrist here mentioned, is usurper of God's authority in the Christian church, who claims Divin honours.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    1. By the coming (uper). More correctly touching. Comp.
    Rom. ix. 27;

    2 Cor. i. 8. Uper never in N.T. in a formula of swearing.

    Gathering together (episunagwghv). Only here and Heb. x. 25. The verb ejpisunagein is used, as the noun here, of the Lord's gathering together his elect at his coming. See Matt. xxiv. 31; Mark xiii. 27; comp. 2 Macc.ii. 7.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    2:1 {Touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ} (huper tes parousias tou kuriou (hemwn) iesou cristou). For erwtwmen, to beseech, see on 1Th 4:1; 4:12. huper originally meant over, in behalf of, instead of, but here it is used like peri, around, concerning as in #1:4; 1Th 3:2; 5:10, common in the papyri (Robertson, _Grammar_, p. 632). For the distinction between parousia, epifaneia (Epiphany), and apokaluyis (Revelation) as applied to the Second Coming of Christ see Milligan on _Thessalonian Epistles_, pp. 145-151, in the light of the papyri. parousia lays emphasis on the {presence} of the Lord with his people, epifaneia on his {manifestation} of the power and love of God, apokaluyis on the {revelation} of God's purpose and plan in the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. {And our gathering together unto him} (kai hemwn episunagwges ep' auton). A late word found only in II Macc. 2:7; #2Th 2:1; Heb 10:25 till Deissmann (_Light from the Ancient East_, p. 103) found it on a stele in the island of Syme, off Caria, meaning "collection." Paul is referring to the rapture, mentioned in #1Th 4:15-17, and the being forever with the Lord thereafter. Cf. also #Mt 24:31; Mr 13:27.

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


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