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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
…since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,
2 Thessalonians 1:6
Paul’s words here are actually given in a hypothetical sense. The Greek reads, “…if so be that it is a righteous thing…” However, the words leave nothing uncertain, and there is nothing conditional in them.… Read the rest
Monday, 13 September 2017
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
1 Thessalonians 5:28
As with all of his epistles, Paul adds into his closing salutation a blessing which is a petition for divine favor to be upon his audience. In the Greek, there is a definite article in front of “grace.” Quite often English translations will insert “the” for clarity at certain points, but it may not be in the Greek.… Read the rest
Sunday, 10 September 2017
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.
1 Thessalonians 5:27
The word “charge” in this verse doesn’t really catch the depth of meaning of the original. It is a word, horkizó, which is used only three times.… Read the rest
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 1 Thessalonians 5:26
Paul just said, “Brethren, pray for us.” Still speaking to the brethren, and in an admonishment that they should all be in one mind and in one accord, he gives them words to instill this in them.… Read the rest
Friday, 8 September 2017
Brethren, pray for us. 1 Thessalonians 5:25
In this epistle, Paul has noted several times his prayers or petitions for those at Thessalonica, such as in verse 1:2 –
“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.”
Particular statements of thanks to God, or prayers to God, on their behalf are seen again in Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 5.… Read the rest