Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Thessalonians 2:12
- To the end that (eiv to).
- Final use of eiv and the articular infinitive, common idiom in the papyri and Paul uses eiv to and the infinitive fifty times (see again in 3:2), some final, some sub-final, some result (Robertson, Grammar, pp. 989-91).
- Walk worthily of God (peripatein axiwv tou teou).
- Present infinitive (linear action), and genitive case with adverb axiwv as in Colossians 1:10 (cf. Philippians 1:27; Ephesians 4:1), like a preposition.
- Calleth (kalountov).
- Present active participle, keeps on calling. Some MSS. have kalesantov, called.
- Kingdom (basileian)
- here is the future consummation because of glory (doxan) as in 2 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 15:50; Galatians 5:21; 2 Timothy 4:1,18), but Paul uses it for the present kingdom of grace also as in 1 Corinthians 4:20; Romans 14:17; Colossians 1:13.