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Paul exhorteth to fervent prayer. 1 THESSALONIANS, I.

His salutations. 18 'Wives, submit yourselves unto your faithful minister and fellowservant in the own husbands, 'as it is fit in the Lord. Lord:

19 *Husbands, love your wives, and be 8 °Whom I have sent unto you for o Eph. 6. 22. not "bitter against them.

the same purpose, that he might know $ Eph. 5.3. 20 *Children, obey, your parents' in all your estate, and comfort your hearts; 28, 33. 1 Pet. things: for this is well pleasing unto the 9 With 'Onesimus, a faithful and be- p Philem.10. Lord.

loved brother, who is one of you. They u Eph. 4.31.

21 'Fathers, provoke not your child- shall make known unto you all things Eph. 5. 24. ren to anger, lest they be discouraged. which are done here.

22 “Servants, obey in all things your 10 'Aristarchus my fellowprisoner sa- JA 19:29. Ephinois masters according to the flesh; not with luteth you, and 'Marcus, sister's son to Tit. 2. eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in single- Barnabas, (touching whom ye received Acto 15.37. ness of heart, fearing God:

commandments: if he come unto you, 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heart- receive him;) 4. Eph. 6. 6, ily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, e Eph. 6.8. 24 "Knowing that of the Lord ye shall who are of the circumcision. These only

receive the reward of the inheritance: are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom 1 Cor. 7. {for ye serve the Lord Christ.

of God, which have been a comfort 25 But he that doeth wrong shall re- unto me. Pet. 1. 17. ceive for the wrong which he hath done: 12 *Epaphras, who is one of you, a ser- pihenheim See Deut. 10. and there is no respect of persons. vant of Christ, saluteth you, always || la- ! or, CHAP. IV.

bouring fervently for you in prayers," that iTicins: 1 He exhorteth them to be fervent in prayer, all the will of God.

ye may stand perfect and || complete in 30. 5 to walk wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath 1:20.

10 He saluteth them, and wisheth them all a great zeal for you, and them that are in Hebr. 5. 14. a Eph. 6.9. prosperity.

Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. ASTERS, give unto your servants 14 *Luke, the beloved physician, and 12 Tim. 4. 1Thess. 5.

ing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 15 Salute the brethren which are in

2 "Continue in prayer, and watch in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and "the church ; Romina E.ph. 6. 19. the same with thanksgiving;

which is in his house. 3 d Withal praying also for us, that 16 And when “this epistle is read among : iz. 2 Cor. 2. God would open unto us a door of utter- you, cause that it be read also in the f Matt. 13. ance, to speak "the mystery of Christ, church of the Laodiceans; and that ye 1. Epb.6.19. for which I am also in bonds:

likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. 4 That I may make it manifest, as I 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed b Philem. 2. Eph. 6. 20. ought to speak.

to the ministry which thou hast received eiTim. 4.6. 5 h Walk in wisdom toward them that in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. are without, 'redeeming the time.

18 The salutation by the hand of me ! Cor. 16. i Eph. 5. 16. 6 Let your speech be alway *with grace, Paul. Remember my bonds. 'Grace 3.17. k Eccles. 18. seasoned with salt, TM that ye may know be with you. Amen. I Mark 9.50. how ye ought to answer every man.

7 "All my state shall Tychicus declare Written from Rome to the Colos. . Eph. 6. 31. unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a sians by Tychicus and Onesimus.

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I The Thessalonians are given to understand prayers;

both how mindful of them Saint Paul was 3 "Remembering without ceasing your Gal. 56. ch.
at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer : work of faith, and labour of love, and 1.3, 11. Jam.
5 and also how well he was persuaded of patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Rom. 16.6.
the truth and sincerity of their faith, and Christ, in the sight of God and our 10., beloved
conversion to God.

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4 Knowing, brethren || beloved, your & Col.3.12. which is in God the Father and in the 5 For bour gospel came not unto you 20. 1 Cor. 2. 1 Eph. 1.2. Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, in word only, but also in power, and 'in c...6

and peace, from God our Father, and the the Holy Ghost, * and in much assurance; her. 2.3 c Rom. 1. 8. Lord Jesus Christ.

as ’ye know what manner of men we i ch.2. 1,5, 2 "We give thanks to God always for I were among you for your sake.

of God, your election.

a 2 Cor. 1. 19. 2 Thess. 1.1.

1 Pet. 5- 12.

h Mark 16.

i 2 Cor6. 6. k Col. 2.

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The manner the gospel was

brought to the Thesse 6 And mye became followers of us, and 12 * That ye would walk worthy of God,

of the Lord, having received the word in who hath called you unto his kingdom 1 Cor.4. much affliction, "with joy of the Holy and glory. Ghost:

13 For this cause also thank we God and 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that without ceasing, because, when ye reo Acts 5.41. believe in Macedonia and Achaia. ceived the word of God which ye heard

8 For from you osounded out the word of us, ye received it not as the word of

of the Lord not only in Macedonia and men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, Rom. 1.8. Achaia, but also Pin every place your which effectually worketh also in you

faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that believe.
that we need not to speak any thing. 14 For ye, brethren, became followen Gita

9 For they themselves shew of us " what of the churches of God which in Judea teca PR.2.7 manner of entering in we had unto you, are in Christ Jesus: for 'ye also have is

and how ye turned to God from idols to suffered like things of your own country is serve the living and true God;

men, even as they have of the Jews: 10 And 'to wait for his Son from 15 h Who both killed the Lord Jesus, izja 2 Thess. 1.7. heaven, “whom he raised from the dead, and their own prophets, and have per i Matt. 3.7. even Jesus, which delivered us* from the secuted us; and they please not God, wrath to come.

and are contrary to all men: CHAP. II.

16 Forbidding us to speak to the

Gentiles that they might be saved,
1 In what manner the gospel was brought and fill up their sins alway: " for the wrath is

preached to the Thessalonians, and in what
sort also they received it. 18 A reason is

come upon them to the uttermost.
rendered both why Saint Paul was so long

17 But we, brethren, being taken from absent from them, and also why he was so you for a short time in presence, not in desirous to see them.

heart, endeavoured the more abundantly as FOR TOR yourselves, brethren, know our P to see your face with great desire. entrance in unto you,

that it was 18 Wherefore we would have come not in vain:

unto you, even I Paul, once and again; tots 2 But even after that we had suffered but "Šatan hindered us. Acts 17. 2. before, and were shamefully entreated, as 19 For 'what is our hope, or joy, or

ye know, at Philippi, “we were bold in Scrown of || rejoicing? Are not even ye ini f ? Cor. 2.2. our God to speak unto you the gospel the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ 2.541 of God with much contention.

t at his coming ?
3 'For our exhortation was not of de- 20 For ye are our glory and joy.
ceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

4 But as 6 we were allowed of God "to
be put in trust with the gospel, even so

1 Saint Paul testifieth his great love to the

Thessalonians, partly by sending Timatky
we speak; 'not as pleasing men, but God,
* which trieth our hearts.

unto them to strengthen and comfort thes:

partly by rejoicing in their well doing : 10 5 For 'neither at any time used we and partly by praying for them, and desire & 4. 2.&* flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke ing a safe coming unto them. of covetousness; "God is witness :


HEREFORE *when we could no 6 "Nor of men sought we glory, neither longer forbear, bwe thought it der 6 3 of you, nor yet of others, when owe might good to be left at Athens alone; o Cor: 9-4 have || been burdensome,' as the apostles 2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, Best of Christ.

and minister of God, and our fellow- 81 a 7 But 'we were gentle among you, labourer in the gospel of Christ, to estaThess. 2.. even as a nurse cherisheth her children: blish you, and to comfort you concerning

8 So being affectionately desirous of your faith : p 2 Cor. 11. you, we were willing to have imparted 3 That no man should be moved by & Epk 33 & 12.13, unto you, not the gospel of God only, these afflictions: for yourselves know that

but also our own souls, because ye were we are appointed thereunto. 4. Cor. dear unto us.

4 'For verily, when we were with you, as 9 For ye remember, brethren, our la- we told you before that we should sutter sales

bour and travail: for labouring night tribulation; even as it came to pass, and *** 2 Tim. 2. 94 and day," because we would not be charge- ye know.

able unto any of you, we preached unto 5 For this cause, 5 when I could noted you the gospel of God.

longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, "lest by some means the tempter have a Cor: 11. how holily and justly and unblameably we tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

behaved ourselves among you that believe: 6** But now when Timotheus came

11 As ye know how we exhorted and from you unto us, and brought us good

comforted and charged every one of you, tidings of your faith and charity, and 1,5 *Thess: 3 7. as a father doth his children,

that ye have good remembrance of us

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i Paul exhorteth to advance in godliness. CHAP. IV. V. Description of Christ's second coming.

always, desiring greatly to see us, ' as we we beseech you, brethren, "that ye in-
also to see you :

crease more and more;
7 Therefore, brethren,

11 And that ye study to be quiet, and m 2 Cor.1.4. forted over you in all our affliction and 'to do your own business, and to work x 2 Thess. 3. distress by your faith :

with your own hands, as we commanded 15:
8 For now we live, if ye "stand fast in you;
the Lord.

12 ? That ye may walk honestly toward Thes. 3. 7,
9 °For what thanks can we render to them that are without, and that ye may 2 Rom. 13.
God again for you, for all the joy where have lack || of nothing.
with we joy for your sakes before our God; 13 But I would not have you to be ig- . 1 Pet. 2.

10 Night and day praying exceed- norant, brethren, concerning them which 'Or, of no 5 Rom. 10, ingly 'that we might see your face, and are asleep, that ye sorrow not, o even as 7.ch.2.17. might perfect that which is lacking in others which have no hope. . 2 Cor.13. 9 your faith?

14 For if we believe that Jesus died Maths 11 Now God himself and our Father, and rose again, even so "them also which b Eph. 2. 19. ! Or, guide and our Lord Jesus Christ, || * direct our sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. way unto you.

15 For this we say unto you by the Cor 15; i2 And the Lord "make you to in- word of the Lord, that i we which are alive 13. hip crease and abound in love *one toward and remain unto the coming of the Lord ;;, King

another, and toward all men, even as we shall not prevent them which are asleep. 35 y 1 Cor. 1.8. do toward you:

16 For the Lord himself shall descend 51. 13 To the end he may stablish your from heaven with a shout, with the voice Matt

. ? Then ... hearts unblameable in holiness before of the archangel, and with "the trump 1. 11. 2 Thes.

God, even our Father, at the coming of of God: 'and the dead in Christ shall bi Cor. 15. zlech. 14.5. our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. rise first : CHAP. IV,

17 Then we which are alive and re- 3, 52.
1 He exhorteth them to go on forward in all main shall be caught up together with .. Cor. 15.

manner of godliness, 6 to live holily and them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in 1 Acts 1.9.
justly, 9 to love one another, l1 and quietly, the air: and so mshall we ever be with Rev... 1.
to follow their own business: 13 and last of the Lord.
all to sorrow moderately for the dead. 15
And unto this last exhortation is annexed

18 "Wherefore || comfort one another nch.5.11. a brief description of the resurrection, and

with these words.
second coming of Christ to judgment.

Eph. 5.77.

TURTHERMORE then we || beseech 1 He proceedeth in the former description of
you, brethren, and || exhort you by

Christ's coming to judgment, 16 and giveth
Ephs the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received divers precepts, 23 and so concludeth the
Rom.6.1 of us how ye ought to walk and to epistle.
please God, so ye would abound more UT of the times and the seasons, 3, 36. Acts

BUT Rom. 1.94 and more.

brethren, "ye have no need that 17 2 For ye know what commandments write unto you. we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

2 For yourselves know perfectly that 3 For this is the will of God, even the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief 43, 44787

your sanctification, that ye should ab- in the night. Lev. 19. 11, stain from fornication :

3 For when they shall say, Peace and leta 4 % That every one of you should know safety; then a sudden destruction cometh á Isai. 13.6 10r, oppres, how to possess his vessel in sanctification upon them, as travail upon a woman 17.0,28, 29. and honour;

with child; and they shall not escape. 5 "Not in the lust of concupiscence, 4 'But ye, brethren, are not in dark- Jer

. 13 2. an 2 Thes. 1. i

even as the Gentiles *which know not ness, that that day should overtake you (Rom. 137. a Lev. 11.44. God:

as a thief. 6 That no man go beyond and || defraud 5 Ye are all the children of light, and 3 Epb. 5. 8. Pet.1. 14* his brother || in any matter: because that the children of the day: we are not of h. Matt. 25.

the Lord "is the avenger of all such, as the night, nor of darkness. Or, reject. we also have forewarned you and testified. 6 h Therefore let us not sleep, as do Rod. 35. 13.

7 For God hath not called us unto others; but ' let us watch and be sober. uncleanness, “but unto holiness.

7 For kthey that sleep sleep in the k Luke 21. 8 °He therefore that || despiseth de- night; and they that be drunken lare a . Room

spiseth not man, but God, who hath also drunken in the night. le br. 8. 11. given unto us his holy Spirit.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be 1 Acts 2.15. 9 But as touching brotherly love "ye sober," putting on the breastplate of' faith ca: 50.1.2

Eph. 6. 14 need not that I write unto you: for 'ye and love; and for an helmet, the hope 16, 17. *& 15. 12. yourselves are taught of God 'to love of salvation. one another.

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9 For "God hath not appointed us to Pet. 2. 8. , 10+ And indeed ye do it toward all the wrath, but to obtain salvation by our 2 Thes. 2 brethren which are in all Macedonia: but | Lord Jesus Christ,

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Paul's good opinion of the Thessalonians. 2 THESSALONIANS. He willeth them to continue des.,

10 PWho died for us, that, whether this is the will of God in Christ Jesus

we wake or sleep, we should live together concerning you. p Rom. 14.8, with him.

19 Quench not the Spirit. 11 "Wherefore || comfort yourselves 20 Despise not prophesyings. nerhotels together, and edify one another, even as 21 6 Prove all things; "hold fast that 18. Phil. 2. also ye do.

which is good. 12 And we beseech you, brethren, 'to 22 · Abstain from all appearance of evil. Marko.so. know them which labour among you, 23 And the very God of peace sado-3 bestech . and are over you in the Lord, and ad- tify you wholly; and I pray God you *

whole spirit and soul and body * be pre-id: 13 And to esteem them very highly in served blameless unto the coming of our * Rom. 14.1. love for their work's sake. And be at Lord Jesus Christ. peace among yourselves.

24 " Faithful is he that calleth you ie: 14 Now we | exhort you, brethren, who also will do it.

t warn them that are || unruly, "comfort 25 Brethren, opray for us. Lev. 19. 18. the feebleminded, support the weak, 'be 26 'Greet all the brethren with an patient toward all men.

holy kiss. 15 ? See that none render evil for evil 27 1 || charge you by the Lord that this is Cor.6

. unto any man; but ever #follow that epistle be read unto all the holy brethren is: Gal. 6.102 which is good, both among yourselves, 28 'The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ b? Cor.6.10. and to all mon.

be with you. Amen.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 “ Pray without ceasing.

The first epistle unto the Thessalo
18 "In every thing give thanks: for nians was written from Athens.

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obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus

Christ :
I Saint Paul certifieth them of the good opi-
nion which he had of their faith, love, and

9 ? Who shall be punished with ever. Als patience : 11 and therewithal useth divers lasting destruction from the presence of its reasons for the comforting of them in per

the Lord, and 'from the glory of his lates secution, whereof the chiefest is taken from power; the righteous judgment of God.

10 "When he shall come to be glorified unto the church of the Thessalonians them ( biThes. 1. 1. Sin God our Father and the Lord Jesus

among you was believed) in that day. Christ:

11 Wherefore also we pray always for 2°Grace unto you, and peace, from God you, that our God would ll count you our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the res 34 We are bound to thank God always good pleasure of his goodness, and the 9 ch. 2. 13. for you, brethren, as it is meet, because work of faith with power :

that your faith groweth exceedingly, and 12 'That the name of our Lord Jesus ! the charity of every one of you all to- Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in ward each other aboundeth;

him, according to the grace of our God 4 So that we ourselves glory in you in and the Lord Jesus Christ. 'Thes. 2. 19, the churches of God 'for your patience

CHAP. II. 11 Thes. 1.3. and faith bin all your persecutions and 8 1 Thes. 2. tribulations that ye endure:

1 He willeth them to continue stedfast in the

truth received, 3 shewetk that ikete sha!! 5 Which is ha manifest token of the

be a departure from the faith, 9 and a dis i 1 Thes. 2 righteous judgment of God, that ye may covery of antichrist, before the day of the

be counted worthy of the kingdom of Lord come. 15 And thereupon repeateth his 1 Rev. 14.13. God, 'for which ye also suffer :

former exhortation, and prayeth for them.
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revealed from heaven with this mighty word, nor by letter as from us, as that the

day of Christ is at hand. 8 "In Alaming fire || taking vengeance

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Antichrist described.


Divers precepts and exhortations. DAMON cept there come a falling away first, and free course, and be glorified, even as it is

that man of sin be revealed, the son of with you: f Dan. 7. 25. perdition;

2 And that we may be delivered from b Rom. 15. 4 Who opposeth and hexalteth himself tunreasonable and wicked men : 'for all 31. above all that is called God, or that is men have not faith. worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall Acts 28. 24.

the temple of God, shewing himself that stablish you, and keep you from evil. à Isai. 14. 13. he is God.

4 And we have confidence in the Thes. 5. 24. 6,9. Dan 7 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was Lord touching you, that ye both do and 15. 2 Pet.2.

you, I told you these things? will do the things which we command 1 2 Cor. 7:

6 And now ye know what || withholdeth you. Or, hold that he might be revealed in his time.

5 And B the Lord direct your hearts Chron. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth al- into the love of God, and || into the pa- 10r, the ready work: only he who now letteth tient waiting for Christ. will let, until he be taken out of the way. 6 Now we command you, brethren, in i Thes. 1. 3.

8 And then shall that Wicked be re- the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, " that h Rom. 16. I Dan. 7. 10, vealed, I whom the Lord shall consume ye withdraw yourselves from every 2 Tim. 6.5

m with the spirit of his mouth, and shall brother that walketh disorderly, and incor.s. destroy" with the brightness of his coming: not after the tradition which he received 11, 13.

9 Éven him, whose coming is °after of us. A ch.1.8, 9. the working of Satan with all power and 7 For yourselves know how ye ought Hebr. 10. 27. P signs and lying wonders,

to follow us : for "we behaved not our- I ch. 2. 15. Eph. 2. 2. io And with all deceivableness of un-selves disorderly among you ; p See Deut. righteousness in them that perish; be- 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread Thes. 1. 6,

3. Mati: cause they received not the love of the for nought; but owrought with labour - 1 Thes. 9. 13. 13. & 19. truth, that they might be saved.

and travail night and day, that we might Acts 18. 3. 11 And 'for this cause God shall send not be chargeable to any of you : them strong delusion, 'that they should 9 PNot because we have not power, i Ther. 2.9.

but to make 'ourselves an ensample unto B. Comis 12 That they all might be damned who you to follow us.

believed not the truth, but had pleasure 10 For even when we were with you, 11. I Tim. 4 in unrighteousness.

this we commanded you, that if any 1 Thes. 4.' 13 But "we are bound to give thanks would not work, neither should he eat. u ch. 1. 3. alway to God for you, brethren beloved 11 For we hear that there are some *1 Thes. i. of the Lord, because God hath 'from 'which walk among you disorderly, 'work5 Eph. 1.4. the beginning chosen you to salvation ing not at all, but are busybodies. i buke!:75. ? through sanctification of the Spirit and 12 "Now them that are such we com- 15: belief of the truth:

mand and exhort by our Lord Jesus " Thes. 4. 14 Whereunto he called you by our Christ, "tlrát with quietness they work, x Eph. f. 28. other gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of and eat their own bread. 2. 12. 1 Pet. our Lord Jesus Christ.

13 But ye, brethren, 'll be not weary | Gal, 69 15 Therefore, brethren, "stand fast, and in well doing. 13. Phil. 4. 1. hold the traditions which ye have been 14 And if any man obey not our word 2. cb. 3. 6. taught, whether by word, or our epistle. || by this epistle, note that man, and 10r, signify

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ him- "have no company with him, that he an cpistle. alebo mis self, and God, even our Father, which may be ashamed.

hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, % 1, ver. 6. f 1 Pet. 1. 3. consolation and good hope through grace, but admonish him as a brother. &i Cor. 1. 8.

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish 16 Now the Lord of peace himself • Tit. 3. 10. i Pet. 5. 10. you in every good word and work. give you peace always by all means. The 33. & 16 20. CHAP. IJI.

Lord be with you all.

17 a The salutation of Paul with mine Thes. 5. 23. 1 He craveth their prayers for himself, 3 testifieth what confidence he hath in them, 5

own hand, which is the token in every 2. Coh 4. maketh request to God

in their behalf, 6 gio- epistle : so I write. eth them divers precepts, especially to shun 18 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Rom. 16. idleness, and ill company, 16 and last of all Christ be with you all. Amen.

concludeth with prayer and salutation. Thes. 5.25. F

1 The second epistle to the Thessalothe word of the Lord + may have nians was written from Athens.

&c. See
1 Kings 22.
22. Ezek. 14-
* Matt. 24.5,

1 6. i Thes. 2. 9.

ver. 7. r Gen. 3. 19.

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