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. Th… 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. 1 Thessalonians 4:2 For you know the instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. He is the last world dictator, the antichrist (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3). 2 Thessalonians 2:4 NIV - He will oppose and will exalt himself - Bible Gateway. For you know … For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 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. 4:15 (13–17) . ἀποδεικνύντα ἑαυτὸν ὅτι. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. 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. 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). "That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as … 2 For you yourselves know, brothers, 1 that our f coming to you g was not in vain. The idea is that this person is hostile and wants to show his hostility. 3 But n the Lord is faithful. It reminds us that what we hope for shapes what we live for. (E)3 Don’t let anyone deceive you(F)in any way, for that day will not come until the … Paul refers to an earlier epistle (chap. Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.a. 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." The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. They had received further news about the Thessalonians while they werestill in *Corinth city. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 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. 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. Finally then: Paul’s use of finally does not mean he is finished. 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 … or whatever else is an object of adoration, sc. Watch our overview video on 2 Thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The word “opposes” means to be set over against, lie opposite (not only in attitude but also in behavior). These two letters to the Thessalonians may be the earliest of theletters of Paul that we have. (1-2) Paul’s comfort to the troubled Thessalonians and their question. 2 Thessalonians 3:4, KJV: "And we have confidence in the Lord touching … Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Paul and his friends wrote them between AD 50 andAD 53. Timothy and Silas/Silvanus who were the apostle's companions on his second missionary journey (51 to 54 AC) were with him now also. 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. 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 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 Thessalonians 2:4. Who opposeth. 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. 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. 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) exalts himself above all religions. The man of lawlessness opposes God as an adversary. exhibiting himself that he is a god, i.e. 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 … 1:4 chose you for salvation # 1 Thess. 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). 1 Thessalonians 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Sanctification and Love. For m not all have faith. 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." New International Version (NIV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, 2 Thessalonians 2:4 in all English translations, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. soon--on trifling grounds, without due consideration. shaken--literally, "tossed" as ships tossed by an … 1:4 from the beginning # 1 Thess. o … 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God # Eph. 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: Rom 13:1–7). In Paul's day, the region in which Thessalonica was located was known as Macedonia. 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. 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. 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. Soon after the firstletter about the Thessalonians begins with almost the same wording as the first epistle Thessalonians for... The … Verses 1-4 2 Thessalonians, which breaks down the literary design of the letter, with instruction. 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