2 Thessalonians 3:15
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New International Version
Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

New Living Translation
Don't think of them as enemies, but warn them as you would a brother or sister.

English Standard Version
Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

Berean Study Bible
Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

Berean Literal Bible
And yet do not esteem him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

New American Standard Bible
Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

King James Bible
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet don't treat him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

International Standard Version
Yet, don't treat him like an enemy, but warn him like a brother.

NET Bible
Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

New Heart English Bible
Do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not hold him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, don't treat them like enemies, but instruct them like brothers and sisters.

New American Standard 1977
And yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

American King James Version
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

American Standard Version
And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet do not esteem him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Darby Bible Translation
and do not esteem him as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.

English Revised Version
And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Weymouth New Testament
And yet do not regard him as an enemy, but caution him as a brother.

World English Bible
Don't count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Young's Literal Translation
and as an enemy count him not, but admonish ye him as a brother;
Study Bible
Warning against Irresponsibility
14Take note of anyone who does not obey the instructions we have given in this letter. Do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed. 15Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. 16Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who leads an undisciplined life that is not in keeping with the tradition you received from us.

2 Thessalonians 3:13
But as for you, brothers, do not grow weary in well-doing.
Treasury of Scripture

Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

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Leviticus 19:17,18 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise …

1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, …

2 Corinthians 2:6-10 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many…

2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the …

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I …

Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, …

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the …

Jude 1:22,23 And of some have compassion, making a difference…

admonish.

Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove …

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a …

Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise …

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell …

1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;

James 5:19,20 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him…

(15) Yet.--The original is simply And, which is much more beautiful, implying that this very withdrawal from brotherly intercourse was an act of brotherly kindness.

An enemy.--In the private, not the public, sense. "Do not think of him as one with whom you must be at feud, to be thwarted and humbled on every occasion." St. Chrysostom exclaims, "How soon the father's-heart breaks down!"

Admonish him as a brother.--How was this to be done without "having company" with him? Perhaps the presbyters, to whom the work of "admonishing," or "warning," specially belonged (see 1Thessalonians 5:12; 1Thessalonians 5:14), were to visit them in private with that object. Or possibly, the admonition was to consist in the act of separation, and not in verbal reproof at all.

Verse 15. - Yet; or as it is in the original, and; a purely connective particle. Count him not as an enemy; an entire outcast. But admonish him as a brother; a Christian brother. No hostile feeling was to be united with this avoidance of intercourse with the erring, but rather loving admonition, inasmuch as he was still a Christian brother. Yet count him not as an enemy,.... As an enemy of Christ, and the Christian religion, as the Jews and Pagans were; or as an enemy of all righteousness, as Elymas the sorcerer was; as one that has an implacable hatred to good men, and a persecutor of them, and has an utter aversion to them and their principles; nor deal with him in an hostile, fierce, furious, and passionate manner, as if you were seeking his destruction, and not his restoration. This seems to be levelled against the Jews, who allowed of hatred to incorrigible persons: they say (t),

"an hater that is spoken of in the law, is not of the nations of the world, but of Israel; but how shall an Israelite hate an Israelite? does not the Scripture say, "thou shall not hate thy brother in thine heart?" the wise men say, when a man sees him alone, who has committed a transgression, and he admonishes him, and he does not return, lo, it is , "a commandment to hate him" until he repents and turns from his wickedness.''

But admonish, or "reprove" him

as a brother; as one that has been called a brother, and a member of the church, and who, though criminal, has no bitterness in him against the church, or against the name of Christ, and the doctrines of Christ; and therefore should not be treated in a virulent manner, but with a brotherly affection, meekness, compassion, and tenderness; and who indeed is to be reckoned as a brother, while the censure is passing, and the sentence of excommunication is executing on him; for till it is finished he stands in such a relation: though this also may have respect, as to the manner of excommunicating persons, so to the conduct of the church to such afterwards; who are not to neglect them, and much less to treat them as enemies, in a cruel and uncompassionate manner; but should inquire, and diligently observe, what effect the ordinance of excommunication has upon them, and renew their admonitions and friendly reproofs, if possible, to recover them.

(t) Maimon. Hilchot Rotzeach, c. 13. sect. 14. 15. admonish him as a brother—not yet excommunicated (compare Le 19:17). Do not shun him in contemptuous silence, but tell him why he is so avoided (Mt 18:15; 1Th 5:14).3:6-15 Those who have received the gospel, are to live according to the gospel. Such as could work, and would not, were not to be maintained in idleness. Christianity is not to countenance slothfulness, which would consume what is meant to encourage the industrious, and to support the sick and afflicted. Industry in our callings as men, is a duty required by our calling as Christians. But some expected to be maintained in idleness, and indulged a curious and conceited temper. They meddled with the concerns of others, and did much harm. It is a great error and abuse of religion, to make it a cloak for idleness or any other sin. The servant who waits for the coming of his Lord aright, must be working as his Lord has commanded. If we are idle, the devil and a corrupt heart will soon find us somewhat to do. The mind of man is a busy thing; if it is not employed in doing good, it will be doing evil. It is an excellent, but rare union, to be active in our own business, yet quiet as to other people's. If any refused to labour with quietness, they were to note him with censure, and to separate from his company, yet they were to seek his good by loving admonitions. The Lords is with you while you are with him. Hold on your way, and hold on to the end. We must never give over, or tire in our work. It will be time enough to rest when we come to heaven.
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