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2 Thessalonians 3

Overview

2 Thessalonians 3:1, Paul craves their prayers for himself; 2 Thessalonians 3:3, testifies what confidence he has in them; 2 Thessalonians 3:5, makes request to God in their behalf; 2 Thessalonians 3:6, gives them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company; 2 Thessalonians 3:16, and then concludes with prayer and salutation.

Verse 1

pray: Matthew 9:38, Luke 10:2, Romans 15:30, 2 Corinthians 1:11, Ephesians 6:19, Ephesians 6:20, Colossians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:25, Hebrews 13:18, Hebrews 13:19

the word: Acts 6:7, Acts 12:24, Acts 13:49, Acts 19:20, 1 Corinthians 16:9, 2 Timothy 2:9

have free course: Gr. run

be: Psalms 138:2, Acts 13:48

even: 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 1 Thessalonians 2:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Reciprocal: Psalms 45:4 - prosperously Psalms 90:17 - establish Psalms 147:15 - his word Isaiah 62:1 - Zion's Acts 19:17 - the name 1 Thessalonians 1:8 - from

Verse 2

delivered: Romans 15:31, 1 Corinthians 15:32, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, 1 Thessalonians 2:18, 2 Timothy 4:17

unreasonable: Gr. absurd

for: Deuteronomy 32:20, Matthew 17:17, Matthew 23:23, Luke 18:8, John 2:23-25, Acts 13:45, Acts 13:50, Acts 14:2, Acts 17:5, Acts 28:24, Romans 10:16, 2 Corinthians 4:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 26:24 - let him deliver Psalms 97:10 - delivereth Galatians 5:22 - faith Colossians 4:3 - that

Verse 3

the Lord: 1 Corinthians 1:9, 1 Corinthians 10:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:24

stablish: 2 Thessalonians 2:17

and: Genesis 48:16, 1 Chronicles 4:10, Psalms 19:13, Psalms 121:7, Matthew 6:13, Luke 11:4, John 17:15, 2 Timothy 4:18, 2 Peter 2:9, Jude 1:24

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:9 - the faithful Deuteronomy 28:9 - establish Job 36:7 - he doth Proverbs 4:26 - let all thy ways be established Romans 1:11 - to the Romans 16:25 - to him 1 Corinthians 1:8 - confirm 2 Corinthians 1:21 - stablisheth 2 Timothy 2:13 - yet Hebrews 10:23 - for 1 Peter 5:10 - stablish

Verse 4

we have: Romans 15:14, 2 Corinthians 2:3, 2 Corinthians 7:16, 2 Corinthians 8:22, Galatians 5:10, Philippians 1:6, Philemon 1:21

that: 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:12, Matthew 28:20, Romans 2:7, Romans 15:18, 1 Corinthians 7:19, 1 Corinthians 14:37, 2 Corinthians 2:9, 2 Corinthians 7:15, Philippians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 4:10

Reciprocal: Judges 13:14 - all that I Philippians 4:9 - do

Verse 5

the Lord: 1 Kings 8:58, 1 Chronicles 29:18, Psalms 119:5, Psalms 119:36, Proverbs 3:6, Jeremiah 10:23, James 1:16-18

into: Deuteronomy 30:6, Jeremiah 31:33, Romans 5:5, Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 8:3, Galatians 5:22, James 2:5, 1 John 4:19

and into: Psalms 40:1, Psalms 130:5, Psalms 130:6, Lamentations 3:26, Luke 12:36, Luke 12:37, Romans 8:25, Philippians 3:20, Philippians 3:21, 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 2 Timothy 4:8, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 9:28, 2 Peter 3:12, Revelation 3:10, Revelation 3:11, Revelation 13:10

the patient waiting for Christ: or, the patience of Christ, Hebrews 12:2, Hebrews 12:3, 1 Peter 4:1

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 32:22 - guided Isaiah 8:17 - I will Isaiah 26:8 - we Isaiah 61:8 - I will direct Luke 21:19 - General Romans 12:12 - patient Galatians 5:5 - wait 2 Thessalonians 1:4 - your patience James 1:3 - patience James 5:8 - ye also 2 Peter 1:6 - patience Revelation 1:9 - in the Revelation 2:3 - hast patience

Verse 6

in the: 1 Corinthians 5:4, 2 Corinthians 2:10, Ephesians 4:17, Colossians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Timothy 5:21, 1 Timothy 6:13, 1 Timothy 6:14, 2 Timothy 4:1

that ye: 2 Thessalonians 3:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:15, Matthew 18:17, Romans 16:17, 1 Corinthians 5:11-13, 1 Timothy 6:5, 2 Timothy 3:5, Hebrews 12:15, Hebrews 12:16, 3 John 1:10, 3 John 1:11

walketh: 2 Thessalonians 3:7, 2 Thessalonians 3:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:14

after: 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 2 Thessalonians 3:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:20 - work Leviticus 13:46 - without Numbers 5:3 - without Proverbs 31:27 - General Matthew 11:1 - commanding Matthew 28:20 - them Mark 7:5 - General Romans 12:11 - slothful 1 Corinthians 11:2 - keep 1 Corinthians 15:1 - which also 2 Corinthians 2:7 - ye Ephesians 4:28 - labour Ephesians 5:11 - no Philippians 4:9 - which 1 Thessalonians 4:2 - General 2 Thessalonians 3:4 - that 2 Thessalonians 3:12 - we 1 Timothy 5:13 - to be 2 Timothy 2:14 - charging Titus 3:10 - reject

Verse 7

how: 2 Thessalonians 3:9, 1 Corinthians 4:16, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Philippians 3:17, Philippians 4:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 1:7, 1 Timothy 4:12, Titus 2:7, 1 Peter 5:3

for: 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 1 Thessalonians 2:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 2:6 - General 2 Kings 4:7 - pay Proverbs 31:18 - her candle John 21:3 - I go Acts 20:18 - after 1 Corinthians 9:6 - have 1 Corinthians 13:5 - behave 2 Corinthians 7:2 - we have wronged 1 Thessalonians 1:5 - what 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - our 1 Thessalonians 4:11 - to work Hebrews 13:7 - whose

Verse 8

eat: 2 Thessalonians 3:12, Proverbs 31:27, Matthew 6:11

but: Acts 18:3, Acts 20:34, 1 Corinthians 4:12, 2 Corinthians 11:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:11

night: 1 Thessalonians 2:9

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 2:6 - General 2 Kings 5:26 - Is it a time 2 Kings 6:2 - and take thence Nehemiah 5:14 - I and my Psalms 104:23 - General Proverbs 12:11 - tilleth Proverbs 16:26 - laboureth Ecclesiastes 3:10 - General John 15:25 - without Acts 20:31 - night 1 Corinthians 9:4 - we 1 Corinthians 9:12 - Nevertheless 1 Corinthians 9:15 - I have 1 Corinthians 9:18 - when 2 Corinthians 11:7 - in 2 Corinthians 11:27 - weariness Colossians 1:29 - labour Titus 3:14 - maintain good works Revelation 2:3 - hast laboured Revelation 4:8 - and they

Verse 9

Not: Matthew 10:10, 1 Corinthians 9:4-14, Galatians 6:6, 1 Thessalonians 2:6

to make: 2 Thessalonians 3:7, John 13:15, 1 Peter 2:21

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:11 - Why are 2 Kings 5:26 - Is it a time Nehemiah 5:14 - I and my Acts 18:3 - and wrought Acts 20:34 - that these 1 Corinthians 4:16 - General 1 Corinthians 6:12 - are not 1 Corinthians 9:12 - Nevertheless 1 Corinthians 9:18 - when 1 Corinthians 11:1 - Be ye 2 Corinthians 11:9 - I was Philippians 3:17 - be 1 Thessalonians 1:6 - ye Titus 2:7 - all Hebrews 10:24 - consider Hebrews 13:7 - whose 1 Peter 5:3 - but Revelation 4:8 - and they

Verse 10

when: Luke 24:44, John 16:4, Acts 20:18

that: Genesis 3:19, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 20:4, Proverbs 21:25, Proverbs 24:30-34, 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:3 - What is Genesis 47:22 - for the priests Exodus 5:17 - General Judges 19:16 - his work Proverbs 13:25 - the belly Proverbs 14:23 - but Proverbs 19:15 - and Proverbs 20:13 - Love Proverbs 31:13 - worketh Matthew 11:1 - commanding 1 Thessalonians 4:2 - General 2 Thessalonians 2:5 - when 2 Thessalonians 3:6 - after

Verse 11

walk: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

working: 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Timothy 5:13, 1 Peter 4:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:17 - General Mark 7:5 - General Mark 8:34 - take Luke 16:3 - I cannot Acts 17:21 - spent Ephesians 4:28 - labour Philippians 3:18 - many 1 Thessalonians 5:14 - unruly

Verse 12

we: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

that with: Genesis 49:14, Genesis 49:15, Proverbs 17:1, Ecclesiastes 4:6, Ephesians 4:28, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Timothy 2:2

eat: 2 Thessalonians 3:8, Luke 11:3

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:3 - gleaned Isaiah 4:1 - We will eat Jeremiah 11:7 - I earnestly Matthew 6:11 - General Acts 15:32 - exhorted Acts 17:21 - spent 1 Corinthians 7:20 - abide 1 Corinthians 14:3 - exhortation 1 Thessalonians 2:11 - General 2 Thessalonians 3:4 - that 1 Peter 3:4 - quiet

Verse 13

ye: Isaiah 40:30, Isaiah 40:31, Malachi 1:13, Romans 2:7, 1 Corinthians 15:28, Galatians 6:9, Galatians 6:10, Philippians 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, Hebrews 12:3

be not weary: or, faint not, Deuteronomy 20:8, Psalms 27:13, Isaiah 40:29, Zephaniah 3:16, *marg. Luke 18:1, 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2 Corinthians 4:16, Hebrews 12:5, Revelation 2:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 29:25 - General Jeremiah 45:3 - I fainted Luke 17:4 - I repent Ephesians 3:13 - ye Hebrews 6:11 - we desire Hebrews 13:16 - to do

Verse 14

obey: Deuteronomy 16:12, Proverbs 5:13, Zephaniah 3:2, 2 Corinthians 2:9, 2 Corinthians 7:15, 2 Corinthians 10:6, Philippians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:8, Philemon 1:21, Hebrews 13:17

by this epistle, note that man: or, signify that man by an epistle, 2 Thessalonians 3:6, Matthew 18:17, Romans 16:17, 1 Corinthians 5:9, 1 Corinthians 5:11, Titus 3:10

that he: Numbers 12:14, Ezra 9:6, Psalms 83:16, Jeremiah 3:3, Jeremiah 6:15, Jeremiah 31:18-20, Ezekiel 16:61-63, Ezekiel 36:31, Ezekiel 36:32, Luke 15:18-21

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:3 - pronounce Leviticus 13:46 - without Deuteronomy 20:18 - General Job 11:3 - make thee Luke 17:4 - I repent 1 Corinthians 5:5 - that 2 Corinthians 2:7 - ye Ephesians 5:11 - no Philippians 3:17 - and mark 1 Thessalonians 5:27 - that 2 Thessalonians 2:15 - whether 2 Timothy 3:5 - from Titus 2:8 - may

Verse 15

count: Leviticus 19:17, Leviticus 19:18, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 2 Corinthians 2:6-10, 2 Corinthians 10:8, 2 Corinthians 13:10, Galatians 6:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:14, Jude 1:22, Jude 1:23

admonish: Psalms 141:5, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 25:12, Matthew 18:15, 1 Corinthians 4:14, Titus 3:10, James 5:19, James 5:20

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:3 - pronounce Job 13:24 - holdest me Matthew 18:17 - let Romans 16:17 - mark 2 Corinthians 2:7 - ye Colossians 3:16 - teaching 2 Thessalonians 3:6 - that ye 1 Timothy 1:20 - that

Verse 16

the Lord of: Psalms 72:3, Psalms 72:7, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 9:7, Zechariah 6:13, Luke 2:14, John 14:27, Romans 15:33, Romans 16:20, 1 Corinthians 14:33, 2 Corinthians 5:19-21, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Ephesians 2:14-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 7:2, Hebrews 13:20

give: Numbers 6:26, Judges 6:24, *marg. Psalms 29:11, Psalms 85:8-10, Isaiah 26:12, Isaiah 45:7, Isaiah 54:10, Isaiah 66:12, Haggai 2:9, John 16:33, Romans 1:7, Philippians 4:7-9

The Lord be: 2 Thessalonians 3:18, 1 Samuel 17:37, 1 Samuel 20:13, Psalms 46:7, Psalms 46:11, Isaiah 8:10, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 28:20, 2 Timothy 4:22, Philemon 1:25

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:4 - The Lord 1 Samuel 25:6 - Peace be both Ezra 5:7 - all peace Psalms 122:6 - Pray Luke 10:6 - the Son Luke 24:36 - Peace John 20:19 - Peace Romans 5:1 - we have 1 Thessalonians 5:13 - and be

Verse 17

with: 1 Corinthians 16:21, Colossians 4:18

the token: 2 Thessalonians 1:5, Joshua 2:12, 1 Samuel 17:18

Reciprocal: Mark 14:44 - a token 2 Corinthians 10:1 - I Paul 1 Thessalonians 2:18 - even

Verse 18

Romans 16:20, Romans 16:24

Reciprocal: Romans 1:7 - and the Lord 1 Thessalonians 5:28 - General 2 Thessalonians 3:16 - The Lord be Revelation 22:21 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-thessalonians-3.html.