1 Thessalonians 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Sanctification and Love. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. Verses 1-4 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2. "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as … It means he here began the closing section of the letter, with practical instruction on how God wants His people to live.i. o … The word “opposes” means to be set over against, lie opposite (not only in attitude but also in behavior). soon--on trifling grounds, without due consideration. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God # Eph. He is the last world dictator, the antichrist (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3). 4 who opposes and gexalts himself habove all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits 3as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 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. For m not all have faith. Timothy and Silas/Silvanus who were the apostle's companions on his second missionary journey (51 to 54 AC) were with him now also. Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 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. (1-2) Paul’s comfort to the troubled Thessalonians and their question. The problem with 2 Thessalonians is that it is completely different in style, tone and content from 1 Thessalonians (as well as from most other Pauline letters). 4:15 (13–17) . Th… For you know … Paul and his friends wrote them between AD 50 andAD 53. 2 Thessalonians 3:4, ESV: "And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command." 2 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ(A)and our being gathered to him,(B)we ask you, brothers and sisters,2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter(C)—asserting that the day of the Lord(D)has already come. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Thessalonica was (and still is) an important seaport about 185 miles (300 km) north of Athens. The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, commonly referred to as Second Thessalonians or 2 Thessalonians is a book from the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle, with Timothy as a co-author. shaken--literally, "tossed" as ships tossed by an … Paul refers to an earlier epistle (chap. 4 Finally then, brothers and sisters, we request and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us as to how you ought to [] walk and please God (just as you actually do [] walk), that you excel even more. 2 Thessalonians 2:4, ESV: "who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God." 1:2) through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 to which He called you by our gospel, for # 1 Pet. In Paul's day, the region in which Thessalonica was located was known as Macedonia. There is very little agreement about this. 3 For l our appeal does not spring from m error or n impurity or o any attempt to deceive, 4 but just as we have been approved by God p to be … “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. 2) exalts himself above all religions. Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote this letter soon after the firstletter. 2 For you yourselves know, brothers, 1 that our f coming to you g was not in vain. 3 Finally, brothers, 1 j pray for us, that k the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, 2 as happened among you, 2 and l that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. Finally then: Paul’s use of finally does not mean he is finished. 2 Thessalonians 3:4, KJV: "And we have confidence in the Lord touching … 2 Thessalonians 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God: ho antikeimenos (PMPMSN) kai huperairomenos (PMPMSN) epi panta legomenon (PPPMSA) theon e sebasma hoste auton eis ton naon tou theou os theon kathisai (AAN) apodeiknunta (PAPMSA) heauton hoti estin (3SPAI) theos: Paul’s gratitude to God for the faith and love of the Thessalonians (2 Thes 1:3) and his Christian pride in their faithful endurance (2 Thes 1:4–5) contrast with the condemnation announced for those who afflict them, a judgment to be carried out at the parousia (2 Thes 1:6–10), which is described in vivid language drawn from Old Testament apocalyptic. The idea is that this person is hostile and wants to show his hostility. The second epistle to the Thessalonians begins with almost the same wording as the first epistle. 2 Thessalonians 1:4 "So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:" “Patience and faith”: Nowhere was their growth in faith and love (verse 3), more evident than in the way they patiently and faithfully endured hostilities and suffering from the enemies of Christ. 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. JST 2 Thes. 2 Thessalonians 2:4, KJV : "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." 1 Thessalonians 4:2 For you know the instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. Watch our overview video on 2 Thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. (E)3 Don’t let anyone deceive you(F)in any way, for that day will not come until the … All rights reserved worldwide. 1:4 chose you for salvation # 1 Thess. 1:4 from the beginning # 1 Thess. 2 Thessalonians 2:4. Who opposeth. 2 Thessalonians 3:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Thessalonians 3:4, NIV: "We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command." Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you [] by the authority of the Lord Jesus. The man of lawlessness opposes God as an adversary. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 2 Thessalonians discusses persecution, the return of Jesus, our need to remain hopeful and faithful, and idleness. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that … For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. Today, it … 2:2 … or be troubled by letter, except ye receive it from us; neither by spirit, nor by word, as that the day of Christ is at hand. They had received further news about the Thessalonians while they werestill in *Corinth city. or whatever else is an object of adoration, sc. Now, brethren, concerning the … As a result, some scholars think that it was written by a follower of Paul at a later date, using the themes of 1 Thessalonians as a guide. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as … 3 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV - He will oppose and will exalt himself - Bible Gateway. 2 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. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God(A) or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.(B). exhibiting himself that he is a god, i.e. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. 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. ἀποδεικνύντα ἑαυτὸν ὅτι. Rom 13:1–7). 5:10 the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated h at Philippi, as you know, i we had boldness in our God j to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much k conflict. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 2b 1 Thes. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. These two letters to the Thessalonians may be the earliest of theletters of Paul that we have. 2 Thessalonians 2 New International Version The Man of Lawlessness 1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God n or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 4:7; (1 Pet. who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he in the temple of God takes his seat, showing off himself, Nihil deorum honoribus relictum, cum se templis et effigie numinum per flamines et sacerdotes coli vellet, Καί ὑψωθήσεται καὶ μεγαλυνθήσεται ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ πάντα θεὸν καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν Θεὸν τῶν θεῶν, And the king shall be exalted and be magnified above every god, and against the God of gods, and shall speak high-swelling words, ἀντικείμενος καὶ ὑπεραιρόμενος, ἐπὶ πάντα λεγόμενον θεὀν á¼¢ σέβασμα, above all that is called god or is worshipped, εἰς τὸν ναὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. 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Or is an opposer, an adversary of Christ, the antichrist; who opposes him in his kingly office, styling himself the head and spouse of the church, assuming to himself all power in heaven and in earth, taking upon him to dispense with the laws of Christ, and to make new ones; who opposes him in his priestly office, by pretending to offer him up again in the sacrifice of the mass, and … He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s … á¼¢ σεβάσματι, ὁ ἄνθρωπος τῆς ἁμαρτίας, the mode and manner of his public external appearance and conduct, καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς ὑψωθήσεται καὶ μεγαλυνβήσεται ἐπὶ πάντα Θεόν, καὶ ἐπὶ πάντας θεοὺς τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ οὐ συνήσει, καὶ ἐπὶ πᾶν Θεὸν οὐ συνήσει, ὅτι ἐπὶ πάντας μεγαλυνθήσεται, καὶ λόγους πρὸς τὸν ὕψιστον λαλήσει, ἐπὶ πάντα λεγόμενον Θεόν. For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 3 But n the Lord is faithful. 2:15). 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