2 Thessalonians 2:17
New International Version
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

New Living Translation
comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.

English Standard Version
comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Berean Study Bible
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good word and deed.

Berean Literal Bible
may He encourage your hearts and may He strengthen them in every good work and word.

New American Standard Bible
comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

New King James Version
comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

King James Bible
Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Christian Standard Bible
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.

Contemporary English Version
will encourage you and help you always to do and say the right thing.

Good News Translation
encourage you and strengthen you to always do and say what is good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.

International Standard Version
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good action and word.

NET Bible
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good thing you do or say.

New Heart English Bible
comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work and word.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Comfort your hearts and be occupied in every word and every good work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
may he encourage and strengthen you to do and say everything that is good.

New American Standard 1977
comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
comfort your hearts and confirm you in every good word and work.

King James 2000 Bible
Encourage your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

American King James Version
Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

American Standard Version
comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Exhort your hearts, and confirm you in every good work and word.

Darby Bible Translation
encourage your hearts, and establish you in every good work and word.

English Revised Version
comfort your hearts and stablish them in every good work and word.

Webster's Bible Translation
Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

Weymouth New Testament
comfort your hearts and make you stedfast in every good work and word.

World English Bible
comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work and word.

Young's Literal Translation
comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.
Study Bible
Stand Firm
16Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who by grace has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope, 17encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good word and deed.
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:13
so that He may establish your hearts in blamelessness and holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.

Treasury of Scripture

Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

Comfort.

2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

Isaiah 51:3,12
For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody…

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

stablish.

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Isaiah 62:7
And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Romans 1:11
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

in.

James 1:21,22
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls…

1 John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.







Lexicon
encourage
παρακαλέσαι (parakalesai)
Verb - Aorist Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

hearts
καρδίας (kardias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

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

strengthen [you]
στηρίξαι (stērixai)
Verb - Aorist Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4741: From a presumed derivative of histemi; to set fast, i.e. to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or to confirm.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

every
παντὶ (panti)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

good
ἀγαθῷ (agathō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

word
λόγῳ (logō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

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

deed.
ἔργῳ (ergō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.
(17) Comfort your hearts . . .--"Comfort," in reference to the "unending comfort" of 2Thessalonians 2:16; and "stablish," in reference to the "good hope in grace." The "heart" needs comfort as the seat of emotions. "In every good word and work" (it should be, work and word) means in the maintenance of every good doctrine (as opposed to the false teaching which had got abroad about the Advent, and to the lies of the Apostasy), and in the performance of every good practice (as opposed to the lawlessness of the Apostasy, and to the disorderly conduct of which the next chapter treats: for here, as in 1Thessalonians 3:13, the prayer forms an introduction of the next subject). The singular number of the verbs "comfort" and "stablish" (which, of course, does not appear in the English), may perhaps be explained as in 1Thessalonians 3:12, where see Note, though it is not necessary so to understand it, inasmuch as the intervening relative (in the Greek, participial) clauses have turned the whole attention to the Father, who may be considered exclusively as the grammatical subject of the verbs. It would, however, have been painful to orthodox ears; however justifiable doctrinally, to have used a plural verb. It is by these little incidental touches, still more than by express doctrinal statements, that we learn what was the real belief of the Apostles concerning the Divinity of Christ; and we may say the same with regard to many other great doctrines.

Verse 17. - Comfort your hearts, and stablish you; or, according to the best manuscripts, stablish them. namely, your hearts. These verbs are in the singular, but their nominative is our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, thus implying the unity between these Divine Persons. In every good word and work.



2:16,17 We may and should direct our prayers, not only to God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, but also to our Lord Jesus Christ himself. And we should pray in his name unto God, not only as his Father, but as our Father in and through him. The love of God in Christ Jesus, is the spring and fountain of all the good we have or hope for. There is good reason for strong consolations, because the saints have good hope through grace. The free grace and mercy of God are what they hope for, and what their hopes are founded on, and not any worth or merit of their own. The more pleasure we take in the word, and works, and ways of God, the more likely we shall be to persevere therein. But, if we are wavering in faith, and of a doubtful mind, halting and faltering in our duty, no wonder that we are strangers to the joys of religion.
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