1 Thessalonians 2:16
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English Standard Version
by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them at last!

King James Bible
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

American Standard Version
forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always: but the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.

English Revised Version
forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins alway: but the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Webster's Bible Translation
Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

Weymouth New Testament
for they still try to prevent our preaching to the Gentiles so that they may find salvation. They thus continually fill up the measure of their own sins, and God's anger in its severest form has overtaken them.

1 Thessalonians 2:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

To speak - that they might be saved (λαλῆσαι ἵνα σωθῶσιν)

Not, to speak to the Gentiles in order that they might be saved, but to tell the Gentiles that they might be saved. Comp. 1 Corinthians 10:33.

To fill up (ἀναπληρῶσαι)

The verb means the making up of what is lacking to perfect fulness; the filling of a partial void. Comp. Philippians 2:30. Once in lxx of filling up of sins, Genesis 15:16. Always blind and stubborn, the Jews filled up the measure of their sins by their treatment of Christ and his apostles.

Alway (πάντοτε)

Emphatically placed at the end of the sentence. At all times - before Christ, in Christ's time, now - the Jews by their resistance to the divine word fill up their sins.

Is come (ἔφθασεν)

The verb not frequent in N.T. and used mostly by Paul. See on 2 Corinthians 10:14, and comp. Romans 9:31; Philippians 3:16.

To the uttermost (εἰς τέλος)

This is not the meaning of the phrase in N.T. It is to the end: see Matthew 10:22; Matthew 24:13; Luke 18:5; John 13:1. The wrath of God had not come upon them to the uttermost. The meaning is that the divine wrath had reached the point where it passed into judgment.

1 Thessalonians 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Forbidding.

Acts 11:2,3,17,18 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him...

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas...

Acts 14:5,19 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them spitefully...

Acts 17:5,6,13 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company...

Acts 18:12,13 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul...

Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spoke evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them...

Acts 21:27-31 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people...

Acts 22:21,22 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles...

Galatians 5:11 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased.

Ephesians 3:8,13 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

that.

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Romans 10:13-15 For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved...

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

to fill.

Genesis 15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come here again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

Zechariah 5:6-8 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goes forth. He said moreover...

Matthew 23:32 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.

for.

Joel 2:30,31 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke...

Malachi 4:1,5 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes, and all that do wickedly...

Matthew 3:7-10,12 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers...

Matthew 12:45 Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there...

Matthew 21:41-44 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers...

Matthew 22:6,7 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them...

Matthew 24:6,14,21,22 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass...

Luke 11:50,51 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation...

Luke 19:42-44 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day...

Luke 21:20-24 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is near...

Hebrews 6:8 But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is near to cursing; whose end is to be burned.

Hebrews 10:27-30 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries...

James 5:1-6 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous...

Cross References
Genesis 15:16
And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."

Daniel 8:23
And at the latter end of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their limit, a king of bold face, one who understands riddles, shall arise.

Matthew 23:32
Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.

Acts 9:23
When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him,

Acts 13:45
But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him.

Acts 13:50
But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.

Acts 14:2
But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers.

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