2 Thessalonians 2:1
New International Version
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,

New Living Translation
Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him.

English Standard Version
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,

Berean Study Bible
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to Him, we ask you, brothers,

Berean Literal Bible
Now we implore you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto Him,

King James Bible
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

New King James Version
Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,

New American Standard Bible
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, regarding the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,

NASB 1995
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,

NASB 1977
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to Him,

Amplified Bible
Now in regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to meet Him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,

Christian Standard Bible
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him: We ask you, brothers and sisters,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to Him: We ask you, brothers,

American Standard Version
Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we beg of you, my brethren, concerning the arrival of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah and concerning our assembling unto him,

Contemporary English Version
When our Lord Jesus returns, we will be gathered up to meet him. So I ask you, my friends,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him:

English Revised Version
Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

Good News Translation
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to be with him: I beg you, my friends,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, we have this request to make of you about our Lord Jesus Christ's coming and our gathering to meet him.

International Standard Version
Now we ask you, brothers, regarding the coming of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and our gathering together to him,

Literal Standard Version
And we ask you, brothers, in regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together to Him,

NET Bible
Now regarding the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to be with him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,

New Heart English Bible
Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him, we ask you

Weymouth New Testament
But with respect to the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to meet Him, we entreat you, brethren,

World English Bible
Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him, we ask you

Young's Literal Translation
And we ask you, brethren, in regard to the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Man of Lawlessness
1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to Him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to be easily disconcerted or alarmed by any spirit or message or letter seeming to be from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has already come.…

Cross References
Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

Matthew 16:28
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."

Mark 13:27
And He will send out the angels to gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, who is our hope, our joy, our crown of boasting, if it is not you yourselves in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

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, just as you have received from us. This is how you already live, so you should do so all the more.

1 Thessalonians 4:15
By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We are obligated to thank God for you all the time, brothers, as is fitting, because your faith is growing more and more, and your love for one another is increasing.


Treasury of Scripture

Now we beseech you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him,

we.

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

by the.

1 Thessalonians 4:14-16
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him…

and by.

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Matthew 24:31
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 25:32
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:









(1) Brethren.--The Apostles have won a hearing for the true Advent doctrine by their sympathetic treatment of it in the former chapter; now they soften their correction of the false doctrine by using tender names.

By the coming.--Literally, for the sake of the coming, just as in English we adjure persons to do a thing "for God's sake." It is a stronger form of adjuration than the simple "by," inasmuch as it implies that the thing or person adjured by will suffer if the action be left unperformed. The Coming of Christ and the meeting with the beloved dead would not be so bright, so perfect, perhaps so soon, if the Thessalonians allowed themselves to be misled with regard to it.

Our gathering together.--The peculiar Greek word is the same as that used in Hebrews 10:25 of the assembling to the Lord's Supper, and nowhere else, so that some have interpreted it in the same sense here. In verb form it is thus used in 1Thessalonians 4:17. The close connection between the two "gatherings together" may be seen in 1Corinthians 11:26. The "our" means the meeting of the dead and the quick together.

Verse 1. - Now; literally, but; a particle of transition. We beseech you. Passing from what he besought God for them to what he beseeches them. Brethren, by. Considered by some, as in the A.V., as a form of adjuration. Thus Calvin: "He adjures believers by the coming of Christ; for it is customary to adjure by those things which are regarded by us with reverence." But such a construction is unknown in the New Testament, and is besides unnatural. Others render the preposition "in behalf of" or "in the interest of," "as though he were pleading, in honour of that day, that the expectation of it might not be a source of disorder in the Church" (Jowett); but such a sense is too artificial. It is best to render it "concerning," or, as in the R.V., "touching." The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some (Whitby, Hammond) suppose that by the coming of the Lord Jesus was here meant his coming in spirit at the destruction of Jerusalem, and that the apostasy was the revolt of the Jews from the Romans; the restraining power being differently interpreted. But this is a forced and extravagant interpretation, and is completely overthrown by what the apostle says in the next verse, for the destruction of Jerusalem was imminent. Besides, the Thessalonians, who were chiefly Gentile converts, were too distant from Jerusalem to be much troubled by the destruction of that city. By the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, then, is here meant, as is the uniform meaning of the phrase in the writings of Paul, the second advent. And by (or, concerning) our gathering together unto him. The word translated "gathering together" occurs only once again in the New Testament, where it is used with reference to the assembling of Christians for worship (Hebrews 10:35). Here it is used with reference to the assembling of believers to Christ, when he shall be revealed from heaven; it refers, not to the raising of the dead, but to the gathering together of those who are then alive (see 1 Thessalonians 4:17).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

concerning
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

coming
παρουσίας (parousias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3952: From the present participle of pareimi; a being near, i.e. Advent; physically, aspect.

of our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

gathering together
ἐπισυναγωγῆς (episynagōgēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1997: A gathering (collecting) together, assembling. From episunago; a complete collection; especially a Christian meeting.

to
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Him,
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

we ask
Ἐρωτῶμεν (Erōtōmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.


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