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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1In what manner the gospel was brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it.
18A reason is rendered both why Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:


our
13; 1:3-10; 2 Thessalonians 3:1
in vain
3:5; Job 39:16; Psalms 73:13; 127:1; Isaiah 49:4; 65:23; Habakkuk 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:2,10,58; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 2:2; 4:11; Philippians 2:16

Verse 2
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.
shamefully
Acts 5:41; 16:12,22-24,37; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 11:36,37; 12:2,3; 1 Peter 2:14-16
bold
1:5; Acts 4:13,20,31; 14:3; 17:2,3; Ephesians 6:19,20
much
Acts 6:9,10; 15:1,2; 17:2-9,17; 19:8; Philippians 1:27-30; Colossians 2:1; Jude 1:3

Verse 3
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
5,6,11; 4:1,2; Numbers 16:15; 1 Samuel 12:3; Acts 20:33,34; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 4:2,5; 7:2; 2 Corinthians 11:13; 12:16-18; 2 Peter 1:16

Verse 4
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
as we
1 Corinthians 7:25; Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:11-13
to be
Luke 12:42; 16:11; 1 Corinthians 4:1,2; 9:17; Galatians 2:7; 1 Timothy 1:11,12; 6:20; 2 Timothy 1:14; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:3
not
1 Corinthians 2:4,5; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 5:11,16; Galatians 1:10; Ephesians 6:6; Colossians 3:22
but God
Numbers 27:16; 1 Kings 8:39; 1 Chronicles 29:17; Psalms 7:9; 17:3; 44:21; 139:1,2; Proverbs 17:3; Jeremiah 17:10; 32:19; John 2:24,25; 21:17; Romans 8:27; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23

Verse 5
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
used
Job 17:5; 32:21,22; Psalms 12:2,3; Proverbs 20:19; 26:28; 28:23; Isaiah 30:10; Matthew 22:16; 2 Peter 2:18
a cloke
Isaiah 56:11; Jeremiah 6:13; 8:10; Micah 3:5; Malachi 1:10; Matthew 23:14; Acts 20:33; Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 4:2; 7:2; 12:17; 1 Timothy 3:3,8; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:2; 2 Peter 2:3,14,15; Jude 1:11; Revelation 18:12,13
God
Romans 1:9; 9:1; Galatians 1:20

Verse 6
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
of men
Esther 1:4; 5:11; Proverbs 25:27; Daniel 4:30; John 5:41,44; 7:18; 12:43; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 5:26; 6:13; 1 Timothy 5:17
when
9; 1 Corinthians 9:4,6,12-18; 2 Corinthians 10:1,2,10,11; 13:10; Philemon 1:8,9
been burdensome
or, used authority.
1 Corinthians 11:9; 12:13-15; 1 Thessalonians 3:8,9
as the
1 Corinthians 9:1,2,4-6

Verse 7
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
we
Genesis 33:13,14; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:14-16; Matthew 11:29,30; John 21:15-17; 1 Corinthians 2:3; 9:22; 2 Corinthians 10:1; 13:4; Galatians 5:22,23; 2 Timothy 2:24,25; James 3:17
as
11; Numbers 11:12; Isaiah 49:23; 66:13; Acts 13:18; *marg:

Verse 8
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
affectionately
Jeremiah 13:15-17; Romans 1:11,12; 9:1-3; 10:1; 15:29; 2 Corinthians 6:1,11-13; Galatians 4:19; Philippians 1:8; 2:25,26; Colossians 1:28; 4:12; Hebrews 13:17
but
Acts 20:23,24; 2 Corinthians 12:15; Philippians 2:17; 1 John 3:16
dear
Luke 7:2; Philippians 2:20; *marg:; Philippians 4:1; Colossians 1:7; Philemon 1:1

Verse 9
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
our
1:3; Acts 18:3; 20:34,35; 1 Corinthians 4:12; 9:6,15; 2 Corinthians 6:5; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9; 1 Timothy 4:10
night
3:10; Psalms 32:4; 88:1; Jeremiah 9:1; Luke 2:37; 18:7; Acts 20:31; 1 Timothy 5:5; 2 Timothy 1:3
chargeable
6; Nehemiah 5:15,18; 1 Corinthians 9:7,18; 2 Corinthians 11:9; 12:13,14
the gospel
2; Acts 20:24; Romans 1:1; 15:16,19; 1 Timothy 1:11

Verse 10
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
witnesses
1:5; 1 Samuel 12:3-5; Acts 20:18,26,33,34; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 5:11; 11:11,31
how
Numbers 16:15; Job 29:11-17; 31:1-39; Psalms 7:3-5; 18:20-24; Jeremiah 18:20; Acts 24:16; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 6:3-10; 7:2; 2 Thessalonians 3:7; 1 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:10; Titus 2:7,8; 1 Peter 5:3

Verse 11
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, 12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
have
4:1; 5:11; Acts 20:2; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Timothy 6:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 2:6,9,15; Hebrews 13:22
charged
Numbers 27:19; Deuteronomy 3:28; 31:14; Ephesians 4:17; 1 Timothy 5:7,21; 6:13,17; 2 Timothy 4:1
as
Genesis 50:16,17; 1 Chronicles 22:11-13; 28:9,20; Psalms 34:11; Proverbs 1:10,15; 2:1; 3:1; Proverbs 4:1-12; 5:1,2; 6:1; 7:1,24; 31:1-9; 1 Corinthians 4:14,15

Verse 12
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, 12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
walk
4:1,12; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 4:1; 5:2,8; Philippians 1:27; Colossians 1:10; 2:6; 1 Peter 1:15,16; 1 John 1:6,7; 2:6
who
5:24; Romans 8:30; 9:23,24; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:11,12; 2:13,14; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:15; 2:9; 3:9; 5:10

Verse 13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
thank
1:2,3; Romans 1:8,9
because
Jeremiah 44:16; Matthew 10:13,14,40; Acts 2:41; 10:33; 13:45,48; 16:14,30-34; Acts 17:11,18-20,32; Galatians 4:14; 2 Peter 3:2
the word of God
Jeremiah 23:28,29; Luke 5:1; 8:11,21; 11:28; Acts 8:14; 13:44,46; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:16-21
effectually
1:5-10; John 15:3; 17:17,19; Romans 6:17,18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Colossians 1:6; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; 2:2; 1 John 3:3; 5:4,5

Verse 14
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
became
1:6
the churches
Acts 9:31; Galatians 1:22
are
1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1
ye also
3:4; Acts 17:1-8,13; 2 Corinthians 8:1,2
even
Acts 8:1,3; 9:1,13; 11:19; 12:1-3; Hebrews 5:7,8; 10:33,34

Verse 15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
killed
Matthew 5:12; 21:35-39; 23:31-35,37; 27:25; Luke 11:48-51; 13:33,34; Acts 2:23; 3:15; 4:10; 5:30; 7:52
persecuted us
or, chased us out.
Amos 7:12; Acts 22:18-21
please
Acts 12:3; 1 Corinthians 10:5
contrary
Esther 3:8; Luke 11:52,53

Verse 16
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
Forbidding
Acts 11:2,3,17,18; 13:50; 14:5,19; 17:5,6,13; 18:12,13; 19:9; 21:27-31; Acts 22:21,22; Galatians 5:11; Ephesians 3:8,13
that
Isaiah 45:22; Mark 16:16; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:13-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; 1 Timothy 2:4
to fill
Genesis 15:16; Zechariah 5:6-8; Matthew 23:32
for
Joel 2:30,31; Malachi 4:1,5; Matthew 3:7-10,12; 12:45; 21:41-44; 22:6,7; Matthew 24:6,14,21,22; Luke 11:50,51; 19:42-44; 21:20-24; Hebrews 6:8; Hebrews 10:27-30; James 5:1-6; Revelation 22:11

Verse 17
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
in presence
2 Kings 5:26; Acts 17:10; 1 Corinthians 5:3; Colossians 2:5
endeavoured
3:6,10,11; Genesis 31:30; 45:28; 48:11; 2 Samuel 13:39; Psalms 63:1; Luke 22:15; Romans 1:13; 15:23; Philippians 1:22-26

Verse 18
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
even
1 Corinthians 16:21; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; Philemon 1:9
once
Job 33:14; Philippians 4:16
Satan
Zechariah 3:1,2; Romans 1:13; 15:22; 2 Corinthians 11:12-14; Revelation 2:10; 12:9-12

Verse 19
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
our hope
2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 2:16; 4:1
crown
Proverbs 4:9; 12:4; 16:13; 17:6; Isaiah 62:3; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 4:10,11
rejoicing
or, glorying.
20; Romans 15:16-19
in
3:13; 5:23; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 15:23; 2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 2:16; 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-12; 2:1; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; 2 Timothy 4:1,2; Titus 2:13; 1 John 2:28
our Lord
Jude 1:24
at
Revelation 1:7; 22:12

Verse 20
For ye are our glory and joy.
Proverbs 17:6; 1 Corinthians 11:7


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=1th&chapter=002>.  

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