1 Thessalonians 4:2
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New International Version
For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

New Living Translation
For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

English Standard Version
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Berean Study Bible
For you know the instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

King James Bible
For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

International Standard Version
You know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

NET Bible
For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

New Heart English Bible
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you know those commandments which we gave to you by our Lord Yeshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know what orders we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

New American Standard 1977
For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye already know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

American King James Version
For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

American Standard Version
For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you know what precepts I have given to you by the Lord Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye know what charges we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

English Revised Version
For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
For you know the commands which we laid upon you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

World English Bible
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye have known what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus,
Study Bible
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1Finally, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus to live in a way that is pleasing to God, as you have received from us. This is how you already live, so you should do so all the more. 2For you know the instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 3For it is God’s will that you should be holy: You must abstain from sexual immorality;…
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1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus to live in a way that is pleasing to God, as you have received from us. This is how you already live, so you should do so all the more.

1 Thessalonians 4:3
For it is God's will that you should be holy: You must abstain from sexual immorality;
Treasury of Scripture

For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God…

2 Thessalonians 3:6,10 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

(2) For ye know.--He calls on the Thessalonians' memory to support his statement, "ye received;" at the same time awakening their interest to catch the special point next to come, by laying stress on "what commandments."

By the Lord Jesus.--Not as if the Lord were the person who took the commandments from St. Paul to the Thessalonians, but the person by means of whose inspiration St. Paul was enabled to give such commandments.

Verse 2. - For ye know; appealing to their memory in confirmation of what he had said. What commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus; or, through the Lord Jesus; that is, not merely by his authority, but by means of him, so that these commandments did not proceed from Paul, but from the Lord Jesus himself. We have here, and indeed in this chapter throughout, an assertion of the inspiration of the apostle: the commandments which he gave to the Thessalonians were the commandments of the Lord Jesus. For ye know what commandments we gave you,.... When among them; such as those of faith and love, the ordinances of the Gospel, baptism, and the Lord's supper, and all such as relate to the worship and service of God, to the discipline of Christ's house, to their behaviour one towards another, and their conduct in the world: and which were delivered to them, not as from themselves, and by their own authority, but

by the Lord Jesus; in his name, and by his authority, and as ordered by him; for their commission ran to teach men all things, whatsoever Christ commanded: now since they knew what these commandments were, and whose they were, and the obligation they lay under to regard them, the apostle makes use of it as a reason or argument to engage them to obedience to them; for he that knows his Lord's will, and does it not, shall be beaten with many stripes, Luke 12:47. 2. by the Lord Jesus—by His authority and direction, not by our own. He uses the strong term, "commandments," in writing to this Church not long founded, knowing that they would take it in a right spirit, and feeling it desirable that they should understand he spake with divine authority. He seldom uses the term in writing subsequently, when his authority was established, to other churches. 1Co 7:10; 11:17; and 1Ti 1:5 (1Th 4:18, where the subject accounts for the strong expression) are the exceptions. "The Lord" marks His paramount authority, requiring implicit obedience.4:1-8 To abide in the faith of the gospel is not enough, we must abound in the work of faith. The rule according to which all ought to walk and act, is the commandments given by the Lord Jesus Christ. Sanctification, in the renewal of their souls under the influences of the Holy Spirit, and attention to appointed duties, constituted the will of God respecting them. In aspiring after this renewal of the soul unto holiness, strict restraint must be put upon the appetites and senses of the body, and on the thoughts and inclinations of the will, which lead to wrong uses of them. The Lord calls none into his family to live unholy lives, but that they may be taught and enabled to walk before him in holiness. Some make light of the precepts of holiness, because they hear them from men; but they are God's commands, and to break them is to despise God.
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