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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 1 Thessalonians 1:8


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

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    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 Thessalonians 1:8

    αφ 575 υμων 5216 γαρ 1063 εξηχηται 1837 5769 ο 3588 λογος 3056 του 3588 κυριου 2962 ου 3756 μονον 3440 εν 1722 τη 3588 μακεδονια 3109 και 2532 αχαια 882 αλλα 235 και 2532 εν 1722 παντι 3956 τοπω 5117 η 3588 πιστις 4102 υμων 5216 η 3588 προς 4314 τον 3588 θεον 2316 εξεληλυθεν 1831 5758 ωστε 5620 μη 3361 χρειαν 5532 ημας 2248 εχειν 2192 5721 λαλειν 2980 5721 τι 5100

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    For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia, and in Achaia, but also in every
    place, your faith which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing.

    King James Bible - 1 Thessalonians 1:8

    For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every
    place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

    World English Bible

    For from you the word of the Lord has been declared, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every
    place your faith toward God has gone out; so that we need not to say anything.

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    Npnf-111 vii.iv Pg 5, Npnf-112 iv.xxxviii Pg 12, Npnf-112 v.xvi Pg 21, Npnf-113 iv.vi.ii Pg 13, Npnf-113 iv.v.ii Pg 2

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    1Thessalonians 1:8

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 viii.ii.xxxix Pg 2
    Isa. ii. 3.

    And that it did so come to pass, we can convince you. <index subject1="Apostles" title="175" id="viii.ii.xxxix-p2.2"/>For from Jerusalem there went out into the world, men, twelve in number, and these illiterate, of no ability in speaking: but by the power of God they proclaimed to every race of men that they were sent by Christ to teach to all the word of God; and we who formerly used to murder one another do not only now refrain from making war upon our enemies, but also, that we may not lie nor deceive our examiners, willingly die confessing Christ. For that saying, “The tongue has sworn but the mind is unsworn,”1850

    1850 Eurip., Hipp., 608.

    might be imitated by us in this matter. But if the soldiers enrolled by you, and who have taken the military oath, prefer their allegiance to their own life, and parents, and country, and all kindred, though you can offer them nothing incorruptible, it were verily ridiculous if we, who earnestly long for incorruption, should not endure all things, in order to obtain what we desire from Him who is able to grant it.


    Anf-01 ix.vi.xxxv Pg 10
    Isa. ii. 3, 4; Mic. iv. 2, 3.

    If therefore another law and word, going forth from Jerusalem, brought in such a [reign of] peace among the Gentiles which received it (the word), and convinced, through them, many a nation of its folly, then [only] it appears that the prophets spake of some other person. But if the law of liberty, that is, the word of God, preached by the apostles (who went forth from Jerusalem) throughout all the earth, caused such a change in the state of things, that these [nations] did form the swords and war-lances into ploughshares, and changed them into pruning-hooks for reaping the corn, [that is], into instruments used for peaceful purposes, and that they are now unaccustomed to fighting, but when smitten, offer also the other cheek,4347

    4347


    Anf-02 vi.ii.i Pg 6.1
    1449 This sentence is entirely omitted in the Latin.

    I am therefore persuaded of this, and fully convinced in my own mind, that since I began to speak among you I understand many things, because the Lord hath accompanied me in the way of righteousness. <index subject1="Love" subject2="to God" title="137" id="vi.ii.i-p7.1"/>I am also on this account bound1450

    1450 The Latin text is here quite different, and seems evidently corrupt. We have followed the Cod. Sin., as does Hilgenfeld.

    by the strictest obligation to love you above my own soul, because great are the faith and love dwelling in you, while you hope for the life which He has promised.1451

    1451 Literally, “in the hope of His life.”

    <index subject1="Knowledge" title="137" id="vi.ii.i-p9.1"/>Considering this, therefore, that if I should take the trouble to communicate to you some portion of what I have myself received, it will prove to me a sufficient reward that I minister to such spirits, I have hastened briefly to write unto you, in order that, along with your faith, ye might have perfect knowledge. The doctrines of the Lord, then, are three:1452

    1452 The Greek is here totally unintelligible: it seems impossible either to punctuate or construe it. We may attempt to represent it as follows: “The doctrines of the Lord, then, are three: Life, Faith, and Hope, our beginning and end; and Righteousness, the beginning and the end of judgment; Love and Joy and the Testimony of gladness for works of righteousness.” We have followed the ancient Latin text, which Hilgenfeld also adopts, though Weitzäcker and others prefer the Greek.

    the hope of life, the beginning and the completion of it. For the Lord hath made known to us by the prophets both the things which are past and present, giving us also the first-fruits of the knowledge1453

    1453 Instead of “knowledge” (


    Anf-03 iv.ix.iii Pg 14
    Isa. ii. 2, 3.

    —not of Esau, the former son, but of Jacob, the second; that is, of our “people,” whose “mount” is Christ, “præcised without concisors’ hands,1174

    1174


    Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xxi Pg 8
    Isa. ii. 2, 3.

    The gospel will be this “way,” of the new law and the new word in Christ, no longer in Moses.  “And He shall judge among the nations,” even concerning their error. “And these shall rebuke a large nation,” that of the Jews themselves and their proselytes.  “And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears3396

    3396 Sibynas, Σιβύνη· ὅπλον δόρατι παραπλήσιον. Hesychius, “Sibynam appellant Illyrii telum venabuli simile.” Paulus, ex Festo, p. 336, Müll. (Oehler.)

    into pruning-hooks;” in other words, they shall change into pursuits of moderation and peace the dispositions of injurious minds, and hostile tongues, and all kinds of evil, and blasphemy.  “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,” shall not stir up discord. “Neither shall they learn war any more,”3397

    3397


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.iv Pg 17
    Isa. ii. 3.

    and “that we might receive the adoption of sons,”5337

    5337


    Anf-03 iv.xi.iii Pg 14
    Isa. ii. 3.

    rather than from Greece. Christ made a mistake, too, in sending forth fishermen to preach, rather than the sophist. Whatever noxious vapours, accordingly, exhaled from philosophy, obscure the clear and wholesome atmosphere of truth, it will be for Christians to clear away, both by shattering to pieces the arguments which are drawn from the principles of things—I mean those of the philosophers—and by opposing to them the maxims of heavenly wisdom—that is, such as are revealed by the Lord; in order that both the pitfalls wherewith philosophy captivates the heathen may be removed, and the means employed by heresy to shake the faith of Christians may be repressed. We have already decided one point in our controversy with Hermogenes, as we said at the beginning of this treatise, when we claimed the soul to be formed by the breathing1519

    1519 Flatu.

    of God, and not out of matter. We relied even there on the clear direction of the inspired statement which informs us how that “the Lord God breathed on man’s face the breath of life, so that man became a living soul1520

    1520


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.i Pg 17
    Isa. ii. 3.

    —some other law, that is, and another word. In short, says he, “He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people;”3492

    3492


    Anf-03 iv.ix.iii Pg 17
    Isa. ii. 3, 4.

    Who else, therefore, are understood but we, who, fully taught by the new law, observe these practices,—the old law being obliterated, the coming of whose abolition the action itself1177

    1177 i.e., of beating swords into ploughs, etc.

    demonstrates? For the wont of the old law was to avenge itself by the vengeance of the glaive, and to pluck out “eye for eye,” and to inflict retaliatory revenge for injury.1178

    1178


    Anf-01 ix.iv.xiv Pg 3
    Rom. x. 15; Isa. lii. 7.

    he shows clearly that it was not merely one, but there were many who used to preach the truth. And again, in the Epistle to the Corinthians, when he had recounted all those who had seen God3529

    3529 All the previous editors accept the reading Deum without remark, but Harvey argues that it must be regarded as a mistake for Dominum. He scarcely seems, however, to give sufficient weight to the quotation which immediately follows.

    after the resurrection, he says in continuation, “But whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed,”3530

    3530


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.v Pg 8
    Isa. lii. 7.

    For the herald of good, that is, of God’s “grace” was well aware that along with it “peace” also was to be proclaimed.5392

    5392 Pacem quam præferendam.

    Now, when he announces these blessings as “from God the Father and the Lord Jesus,”5393

    5393


    Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xxii Pg 3
    Isa. lii. 7 and Rom. x. 15.

    not of war nor evil tidings. In response to which is the psalm, “Their sound is gone through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world;”3401

    3401


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xiii Pg 9
    Our author’s reading of Isa. lii. 7.

    So one of the twelve (minor prophets), Nahum: “For behold upon the mountain the swift feet of Him that bringeth glad tidings of peace.”3911

    3911 Nahum i. 15.

    Moreover, concerning the voice of His prayer to the Father by night, the psalm manifestly says: “O my God, I will cry in the day-time, and Thou shalt hear; and in the night season, and it shall not be in vain to me.”3912

    3912


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 55
    See Isa. lii. 7, xxxiii. 14 (Sept.), and Amos ix. 6.

    Down in hell, however, it was said concerning them: “They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them!”—even those who did not believe them or at least did not sincerely4856

    4856 Omnino.

    believe that after death there were punishments for the arrogance of wealth and the glory of luxury, announced indeed by Moses and the prophets, but decreed by that God, who deposes princes from their thrones, and raiseth up the poor from dunghills.4857

    4857


    Anf-03 v.iv.vi.ii Pg 19
    Isa. lii. 7.

    —even proclaiming the gospel to the Gentiles, because He also says, “In His name shall the Gentiles trust;”5253

    5253


    Anf-02 vi.iv.v.iii Pg 16.1


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