A certain group of Jews made it their purpose in life, to oppose the spread of the Good News (see Acts 17:13). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-thessalonians-2.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. It is far better simply to remind these Thessalonians of that which they already know—that which they have seen with their own eyes and felt in their own hearts. adv. For yourselves know perfectly — It being a matter plainly revealed both by Christ and his apostles; that the day of the Lord — That great decisive day, to which our eyes and hearts are so much directed; so cometh as a thief in the night — Cometh suddenly and unexpectedly; and will occasion the greatest consternation to the ungodly. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/1-thessalonians-2.html. 5:1; Sirach 6:11. From the sheer fact that the New Testament often emphasizes boldness or confidence in preaching (Ephesians 6:19-20; Philippians 1:20; Acts 9:27; Acts 18:26), I must conclude that something is wrong if the Christian is always wondering whether they are right nor not. Moreover, εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ θεοῦ is the usual form; and therefore, although θεῷ precedes, εὐαγγέλιον αὐτοῦ is not put. 2 Thessalonians 2:2, ESV: "not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come." 1999. And what he speaks would savour of vain-glory, but that he had therein a holy end; as he excuseth his boasting to the Corinthians and other churches upon the same account. With much contention.—Rather, in the midst of much conflict arising from persecution. From this it follows that the chief stress is not to be laid on ἐπαῤῥησιασάμεθα (1 Thessalonians 2:2); and thus the unbroken boldness of the apostle does not form the contrast to οὐ κενὴ γέγονεν, as de Wette thinks, but οὐ κενὴ γέγονεν has its contrast in λαλῆσαι τὸ εὐ. 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. Barclay notes, “There were, no doubt, those in Thessalonica who said that this man had a police record, that he was nothing less than a criminal who was on the run from justice” (p. 219). It stands to reason that Christians must share Christ’s “glory” (i.e., full recognition; comp. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". At the same time, Paul indicated that Christians were not those subject to these judgments. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 “to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand” “To the end”: The purpose of this exhortation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/1-thessalonians-2.html. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". 1 Thessalonians 2:20 - For you are our glory and joy. What does this verse really mean? BibliographyAlford, Henry. He needs not introduce anything new in defense of his ministry. But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. agōni(agony), a word referring usually to the Grecian games; notes, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the Gospel of God with much contention, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, And been shamefully entreated in Philippi, to euaggelion tou theou en pollōi agōni, 1Thessalonians href="/desk/?q=1th+1:5&sr=1">, 1Thessalonians href="/desk/?q=1th+1:9&sr=1">, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, We were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God, knowing your election of God; for our gospel came to you not in word only, but in power, Ye know what manner of men we were amongst you for your sake, Ye know what we were among you: ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you, Ye know what manner of men we were among you, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, διὰ τὸν ἐνδυναμοῦντα θεὸν τοῦτο ποιῆσαι τεθαῤῥήκαμεν, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, George Milligan - Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2. Questions to reflect on the passage. {a} This daunted Diocletian, and made him lay down the empire in discontent. 1832. ; and the notes there. Contention—As of an athlete in severe combat. There is a slight emphasis on our God, as contrasted with the idols from which they had turned (1Thessalonians href="/desk/?q=1th+1:9&sr=1">1 Thessalonians 1:9). Thus Jesus encouraged His disciples: “The Spirit of your Father speaketh in you.… Fear not therefore” (Matthew 10:20 ff.). All other rights reserved. 9 Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. Stott notes, “This, then, was the second evidence of Paul"s genuineness. Matthew 22:6, Luke 18:32, Acts 14:5, 2 Maccabees 14:42, 3 Maccabees 6:9. They know that Paul is telling the truth. It is our unquestionable duty, and we learn it from St. Paul's example, in charity to number them amongst God's chosen, in whom we see, as much as man may see, the fruits and signs of God's election. . 1897. Colossians 2:1): cf. ἐν πολλῷ ἀγῶνι] in (amidst) much conflict, viz. How, in the face of this, could it be urged that he had only preached for what he could get out of it?” (Morris p. 70). App-104. 1871-8. They were then scourged and put in the stocks in prison. It is only thus that a real relation exists between the thoughts in 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 (and also only thus a real relation of 1 Thessalonians 2:3 to 1 Thessalonians 2:2; see below); for that the preaching of the apostle in Thessalonica was so powerful and energetic ( οὐ κενή), was by no means proved by the boldness of his preaching at Thessalonica, though a boldness unbroken by the persecutions which he suffered elsewhere shortly before; but rather this was something great, and demonstrated the power and energy of the apostle’s preaching, that he and his companions, though they had just undergone suffering and persecution at Philippi, nevertheless had the courage and confidence even in Thessalonica to preach the gospel amid sufferings and persecutions. A reason not for περισσοτέρως ἐσπουδάσαμεν τὸ πρόσωπον ὑμῶν ἰδεῖν, 1 Thessalonians 2:17 (Hofmann), but of the twice formed resolution of the apostle to return to Thessalonica, 1 Thessalonians 2:18. In this joyful mood, shortly before, Paul and Silas “at midnight sang praise to God” in the stocks at Philippi. But… bold—In spite of our wounds and dishonours, brought from Philippi, we displayed a courage worthy of our cause. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/1-thessalonians-2.html. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. § 386. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? He is giving God the credit. He had been willing to suffer among them for the Gospel’s sake while proclaiming that ‘Good News from God’ to them. 1700-1703. Believers should also apply Scripture to lifestyle practices. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. This caused Julian the Apostate to leave off force, and use fraud to draw men from the truth. God does not want us to apologize for the truth, and the Christian can be absolutely confident that they do have the truth. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". vii. He needs not introduce anything new in defense of his ministry. ‘Much conflict.’ This probably refers to external conflict rather than inner conflict. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Lünemann seems to be right (against De W.) in rendering it we were confident, not ‘we were free of speech.’ See however, on the other side, Ellic.’s note. One must either accept all of it or none of it. This expression also appears in 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:11,12, and 1 Corinthians 6:11. The aorists ἐπαρρησιασάμεθα … λαλῆσαι signify “We took courage … to speak,” &c.—“waxed bold” (R.V. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. The Expositor's Greek Testament. But nothing of that nature could discourage him, but that he rather waxed more bold in spirit, resolving to preach the gospel of God, though with much contention and opposition from the unbelieving Jews. Introduction 2 Thessalonians 2:2 2 Thessalonians 2:1. ἐπαῤῥησιασ.] With much contention; with much agony: which is either to be taken actively, for their great earnestness and zeal in speaking, as Luke 13:24; or passively, for the perils they encountered therein, Philippians 1:30: by both which the Thessalonians might be induced, though not enabled, to believe. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12. Observe, 2. 1870. but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict. 1765. Oecum. the throne and the pulpit, above all places, call for holiness; the prince and the preacher, above all persons, are most accountable to God for their example; Ye know what manner of men we were among you. The "conflict" under consideration is recorded in Acts 17:5-10. Romans 1:1. The verb rendered ‘waxed bold’ is full of interest. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". Cic. People are prepared to suffer only for what they believe in. 1832. The negative half consists of three members, as in 1 Thessalonians 2:3, but is more extended; these are distinguished by οὔτε, … The particular and special evidence which the apostle had of the Thessalonians election, and that was the great and gracious success of this ministry amongst them. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". Προπάσχω, only here in the N.T. 1 Thessalonians 2:2 Translation & Meaning. ), gewannen wir in unserm Gott den Muth (Schmiedel); for in verbs of state, or continuous action, the aorist denotes inception (see Kühner’s Ausf. News about Paul"s imprisonment in Philippi had reached the Thessalonians. This chapter tackles … x, lxii. Over a quarter of 1 Thessalonians and nearly half of 2 Thessalonians deal with problems and issues regarding the parousia or coming of Christ from heaven. Calvin makes 1 Thessalonians 2:2 still dependent on ὅτι of 1 Thessalonians 2:1; but without grammatical justification. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/1-thessalonians-2.html. But. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. ἐν τῷ θεῷ ἡμῶν] in our God, by means of fellowship and union with Him, belongs to ἐπαῤῥησιάζεσθαι, and indicates wherein this confidence was founded—in what it had its ground. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. Happy is it when the pious and prudent conversation of a minister amongst his people, is, and has been such, that upon a fit occasion, he can and dare appeal to God and them as witnesses and observers of it; Ye know what we were among you: ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you, chapter 1 Thessalonians 2:10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wbc/1-thessalonians-2.html. It means the course, or place of contest; and then the contest itself, the strife, the combat, the effort for victory; and the apostle here means, that owing to the opposition there, there was need of an effort on his part like the desperate struggles of those who contended for the mastery at the Grecian games; compare notes on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. ἀγών is to be understood neither of the cares and anxieties of the apostle (Fritzsche), nor of his diligence and zeal (Moldenhauer), but of external conflicts and dangers. "George Milligan - Paul's Epistle to the Thessalonians". 1 Thessalonians 2. diss. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. College Press, Joplin, MO. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". with we waxed bold. Yet our God gave us courage. ἐν πολλῷ ἀγῶνι] in much contention. of inception, Kühner3 § 386. With (IN) much contention , [ agooni (Greek #73)] - conflict (Colossians 1:29; Colossians 2:1). Rom 13:1–7). Elsewhere (1 Thessalonians 3:2; Galatians 1:7) it is called ‘the Gospel of Christ;’ or (Ephesians 1:13) ‘the Gospel of your salvation;’ or (Ephesians 6:15) ‘the Gospel of peace.’. Greek. An heterodox conversation will carry an orthodox preacher to hell; there is a preaching life, as well as a preaching doctrine; if religion be taught by the first, and irreligion by the latter, we sadly disappoint the end of what is spoken; though, like a cracked bell, we may be instrumental to ring others to heaven, yet for ourselves there is no remedy, but to the fire we must go, either for our refining, or for our condemnation. 11). Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. shamefully entreated — ignominiously scourged (Acts 16:22, Acts 16:23). Such men were not likely to be “vain.” The marks of their ill-treatment at Philippi were fresh upon them at Thessalonica (as ye know). Paul appeals to his voluntary and continued endurance of suffering and to his braving of perils, in proof that his cause was a good one, worth suffering for: and that he was disinterested in advocating it, as he expected nothing but danger and hardship in its prosecution. 7 and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. Go to. “Shamefully treated”: ‘After the injury and outrage” (NEB). were bold. What does 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 mean? See Acts 9:27. with. BibliographyPett, Peter. It is not wrong to call things by their right names, and when we have been abused, it is not necessary that we should attempt to smooth the matter over by saying that it was not so. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-thessalonians-2.html. For δοκιμάζετε prove, see on 1 Peter 1:7 . 1 Corinthians 16:9, for the situation—ἀντικείμενοι πολλοί. ); for the wider use of the term, cf. Only here. The note of contradiction, οὐκ … ἀλλά, is repeated from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2; and the main repudiation includes a minor in 1 Thessalonians 2:4 b. Bibliography"Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". Their rights and the law had been completely ignored (Acts 16:19-39). 1 Thessalonians 2:12-13 New International Version (NIV) 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. There are a generation of men amongst us, who brand the ministers of God with censoriousness, and rash judging the present state of men, though they judge by their lives and actions; they would have us hope well concerning them, against hope, and judge quite contrary to rational evidence; we must believe them to have faith, when they have no knowledge; that they are right penitents, and sorrowful for their sins, when they make a sport of sin; that their hearts are chaste, when their mouths foam out nothing but filthiness; but let them know, we dare not bring a curse upon ourselves, by calling good evil, and evil good; our charity though not causlessly susupicious, yet neither is it foolishly blind. The last word of this phrase, according to Cousins, comes from "[@agon], a term from athletics meaning `a contest,' and implying strenuous activity."[7]. Wherefore also we pray always for you - See the notes, 1 Thessalonians 1:2. Where mark, that the apostle calls his boldness, a boldness in God, because a boldness for God, and from God. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, But even after that we had suffered before -, And were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi. Home >> Bible Studies >> Thessalonians >> 1 Thessalonians 2:1-9 These small group studies of Thessalonians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 2 Thessalonians 2:2, KJV : "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." The Thessalonians knew of this, and Paul was not disposed to palliate the conduct of the Philippians. The memory of the grossly unfair and brutal treatment Paul and Silas had received at Philippi had not dimmed. For a similar use of ὑβρίζειν cf. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Not so the little band of preachers. ἐν θεῷ, 1 Thessalonians 1:1; Colossians 3:3; ἐν δυνάμει θεοῦ, 2 Corinthians 6:4-7. American Tract Society. "E.W. Better conflict. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Because Paul had won the Thessalonians to Christ, he had become their spiritual father and they had become his spiritual children. 1 Thessalonians 2:3-4 are attached by γάρ to the object of the sentence immediately foregoing, viz. His willingness to suffer in order to share the gospel showed he wasn't motivated by money or self-glory. And he first mentions his carriage in the discharge of his ministry among them. Xen. And this was because they knew that they were ‘in our God’, Who watched over them and protected them, for it was His good News that they proclaimed. 1801-1803. 1865-1868. 2 Thessalonians 2 / 2 Thessalonians 2:1; Share Tweet. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. They just need a little reminder. We were bold in our God to speak unto you. With much contention,— Because of the opposition exerted against us by the perverse and unbelieving Jews. [6] Peter A. Cousins, A New Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1969), p. 493. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. “In much conflict”: “In spite of great opposition” (TCNT). "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". The ground which St. Paul had to build his confidence upon, that the Thessalonians were a people chosen of God, and that was rational evidence, knowing your election of God; for our gospel came to you not in word only, but in power. p.102: non frustra vos adii (1 Thessalonians 2:1), sed … libere deo fretus doctrinam div. Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-thessalonians-2.html. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. In light of this, believers must remain alert and live responsibly. Note the stress that the Good News they had brought was ‘of God’. BibliographyWesley, John. See Acts 14:5. Robertson notes, “It was not wild fanaticism, but determined courage and confidence in God that spurred Paul to still greater boldness” (p. 16). This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 ASV Matthew 24:37-40 ASV 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord (παρουσίαν parousia), will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. Where mark, that the apostle calls his boldness, a boldness in God, because a boldness for God, and from God. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. “It denotes not a token opposition, a tepid struggle, but a very real battle” (Morris p. 70). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-thessalonians-2.html. 1 Corinthians 9:25; Hebrews 12:1)—may denote either external or (as in Colossians 2:1) internal conflict; cf. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". ; Luke 12:1 ff. Romans 1:8; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Philippians 1:3; Philippians 4:19; Philemon 1:4. λαλῆσαι] cannot be united with ἐπαῤῥησιασάμεθα in the sense of μετὰ παῤῥησίας ἐλαλοῦμεν (Koppe, Flatt, Pelt); nor is it the statement of design (Schott: summa dicendi libertate usi sumus, ut vobis traderemus doctrinam divinam laeta nuntiantem); nor is it an epexegetical infinitive (Ambrosiaster: exerta libertate usi sumus in deo nostro, loquendo ad vos evangelium dei in magno certamine; Fritzsche, ad 2 Cor. “As ye know, at Philippi”: Paul was a man with real feelings. The somewhat awkward repetition of καθὼς οἴδατε after οἴδατε (v. 1) brings out strongly the writers’ desire to carry their readers along with them (Intr. In lxx, Proverbs 27:21 ; Psalm 11:6 , δοκίμιον is a crucible or furnace. ‘But having suffered before, and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak to you the Gospel of God in much conflict.’. 1 Thessalonians 3:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:6; for πάσχω in like connexion, 1 Thessalonians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 1:5. ὑβρισθέντες shows the “suffering” to have taken the shape of outrage, criminal violence, as was the case in the imprisonment of Paul and Silas (Acts 16:37); ὕβρις denoted legally an actionable indignity to the person: the expression indicates “the contumely which hurt St Paul’s feelings, arising from the strong sense of his Roman citizenship” (Lightfoot). It follows, and in the Holy Ghost; that is, the preaching of the word was at that time attended, as with a mighty power of miracles, so with an extraordinary effusion and pouring out the Holy Ghost upon them that heard it, prevailing upon them to embrace it, and to submit themselves unto it. In Philippi he had been arrested illegally, put through a mock trial, beaten (although they were Roman citizens), and imprisoned. Those who are in Christ and are working in harmony with the will of God are in a most beneficent and specific sense said to be "in God. ὑβρισθείς, ὦ ἄνδρες δικασταί, καὶ παθὼν ὑπὸ κόνωνος (cited by Wetstein). BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". 5; or Rutherford’s Syntax, § 208), and the “entrance” of the missionaries is in question: contrast the imperfect as used in Acts 19:8. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 1 Thessalonians 2:2 Context. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. John Piper Aug 24, 1987 1 Share Message. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/1-thessalonians-2.html. In the greater sense, all things are in God, for as Paul said, "In him we live and move and have our being"; but something more specific is meant here. Paul indicates that the Thessalonians' faith and endurance would prove their status as inheritors of God's kingdom. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated. 2 c Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it d with thanksgiving. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. “Having considered these two preliminary points, we are ready to follow Paul"s apologia in its two main stages, in which he alludes first to his visit, and secondly to his absence, together with his intended return. Paul does not say here in 1:5, “just as we proved to be a certain way among you.” He says, “just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you.” Paul is appealing to what they themselves can vouch for. 1871-8. Here outward conflict with persecutors, rather than inward, was what the missionaries had to endure (Acts 17:5-6; Philippians 1:30). “Entreated … at Philippi”: Paul and Silas had been brutalized in Philippi before coming to Thessalonica (Acts 16:19-24, 37). προπαθόντες] although we suffered before. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. Here the apostle begins a new discourse, giving an account more particularly of himself, and of his carriage among them, which he mentions as a subordinate reason why his ministry was so successful; for the evil example of ministers often spoils the success of their ministry. 1879-90. “The Thessalonian letters present the first literary evidence for the use of parousia . καθὼς οἴδατε appeals to the familiarity of the readers with all that had transpired; cf. 1 Thessalonians 2:5-8 contain a third apologetic denial, introduced by γάρ, and stated once more in the οὐκ … ἀλλά form of contradiction. Again, the apostle's ministration came unto them in much assurance, that is, with a full conviction of the truth of his doctrine; and to him, it was a full persuasion, yea, a firm assurance, that God had chosen them to be a church and special people to himself. The gospel of God, so called because the message comes from God, and because He also originates the salvation of which it speaks. Const. This seems more probable than with De W., Mey. Paul’s Conduct - For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. Frequent in Acts. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". agon. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. This attitude includes both boldness and confidence” (Morris p. 69). Paul did not take revenge, but neither did he allow the authorities to just sweep the unlawful incident under the rug (Acts 16:35-39). Here in 1 Thessalonians 1:3 the object of their hope is expressed by the words, “in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father.” This points to the anchor and character of their hope. St. Paul, when he say the apostasy of Hymenaeus and Alexander into error and vice, without censoriousness and uncharitableness, pronounces that they had made shipwreck of the faith, 1 Timothy 1:2 . New York, USA. It was not barely the fruit of a natural courage, but it was a zealous boldness in the cause of God, and proved a convincing, as well as a courageous boldness; it is one necessary requisite and qualification in the ministers of God, in order to the rendering their ministry fruitful and successful, that a wise, humble, zealous and convincing boldness be found with them in their delivering the truths of God unto their people: We were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God. 5. points to its true source. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/1-thessalonians-2.html. For a full discussion of those events, in which Paul was beaten and imprisoned and made fast in the stocks, see my Commentary on Acts 16. Broadman Press 1932,33. 1 Thessalonians 2:1, and note on 1 Thessalonians 1:5. We were bold in our God - By humble dependence on the support of our God. For he had sufficient reason to believe, there could be no faith where there was no holiness. Gospel of God ( εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Θεοῦ ). parrhesiazomai. 1 Thessalonians 2:19. When Jesus Christ comes again it will be unavoidable and without warning. 2 Thessalonians 2:2, and 1 John 4:1-3. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-thessalonians-2.html. This appeal “is not of error” (deceit A.V., is incorrect)—not the product of illusion or deception; for it is “the gospel of God” (1 Thessalonians 2:2), “the word of the truth of the gospel” (Colossians 1:5). Did not hold anything back for fear of misinterpretation. When Christ returns some will be caught napping (5:1-3) Like a thief, his coming will be sudden and unexpected. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/1-thessalonians-2.html. God had entrusted him with the gospel, and he had been true to … Diss. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". The phrase only here in N.T. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:2". Jan 4, 2015. 1878. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-thessalonians-2.html. Grammatik2, ii. Dem. In much contention ( ἐν πολλῷ ἀγῶνι ). To speak unto you the gospel of God; the glad tidings of salvation by Jesus Christ; which gospel, though we have called it ours because preached by us, yet it is the gospel of God, as being the original author and ordainer of it. “In our God”: “His defense is no exhibition of vanity and pride” (Erdman p. 39). ), let ministers draw forth that precious nourishment to them, as imparting even their own souls unto them , and willing to wear out, or, if such should be the will of God, to sacrifice their lives in such a service. More than the bodily suffering it was the personal indignity that had been offered to him as a Roman citizen (cf. ; John 16:29 ; Ephesians 6:19 ; Philemon 1:27 ; 1 Timothy he., USA as temporal ( Ellicott ) or concessive ( Moffatt ) Ellic., to add to source! 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