1 Thessalonians 4:6
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English Standard Version
that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.

King James Bible
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

American Standard Version
that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in the matter: because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that no man overreach, nor circumvent his brother in business: because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, as we have told you before, and have testified.

English Revised Version
that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in the matter: because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.

Webster's Bible Translation
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Weymouth New Testament
and that in this matter there be no encroaching on the rights of a brother Christian and no overreaching him. For the Lord is an avenger in all such cases, as we have already taught you and solemnly warned you.

1 Thessalonians 4:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

That no man go beyond (τὸ μὴ ὑπερβαίνειν)

Lit. the not going beyond. Dependent on this is the will of God, 1 Thessalonians 4:3. The verb N.T. Often in lxx, mostly in the literal sense of overpassing limits. Also of overtaking, passing by, surpassing, as in wickedness or cruelty. It is an expansion of the preceding thought. Pursue your business as holy men: do not overreach or defraud.

It is the overstepping of the line between mine and thine. It is used absolutely, being defined by the succeeding clause. The A.V. is literal, go beyond. Rev. renders transgress. Weizscker and Bornemann "ubergreife overreach." So. Rev. margin. This last is the best.

Defraud (πλεονεκτεῖν)

Po. See on 2 Corinthians 2:11, and see on covetousness, Romans 1:29. It emphasizes gain as the motive of fraud. Three times in lxx, Judges 4:11; Habakkuk 2:9; Ezekiel 22:27. Often in Class.

In any matter (ἐν τῷ πράγματι)

Rev. correctly, in the matter. Comp. 2 Corinthians 7:11. The sense is the business in hand, whatever it be. The τῷ does not stand for τινι any. For πράγματι, matter, see on Matthew 18:19. Those who connect this clause with the preceding, explain τῷ as the matter just mentioned - adultery.

Avenger (ἔκδικος)

Po. Here and Romans 13:4. In lxx rarely, and in the same sense as here. In this sense it occurs only in late Greek. For the warning comp. Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:6; Romans 13:4; Galatians 5:21.

1 Thessalonians 4:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Exodus 20:15,17 You shall not steal...

Leviticus 19:11,13 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another...

Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells him...

Deuteronomy 25:13-16 You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small...

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Proverbs 20:14 It is naught, it is naught, said the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination to the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

Proverbs 28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother, and said, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment...

Isaiah 59:4-7 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief...

Jeremiah 9:4 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant...

Ezekiel 22:13 Behold, therefore I have smitten my hand at your dishonest gain which you have made...

Ezekiel 45:9-14 Thus said the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice...

Amos 8:5,6 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small...

Zephaniah 3:5 The just LORD is in the middle thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning does he bring his judgment to light, he fails not...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not...

1 Corinthians 6:7-9 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong...

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

defraud. or, oppress. or, over-reach.

Leviticus 25:14,17 And if you sell ought to your neighbor, or buy ought of your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another...

1 Samuel 12:3,4 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken...

Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place...

Micah 2:2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house...

Zephaniah 3:1 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

in any matter. or, in the matter. the Lord

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand...

Job 31:13,14 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Psalm 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Isaiah 1:23,24 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless...

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God on the children of disobedience.

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

as we.

Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you...

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past...

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Cross References
Leviticus 25:17
You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the LORD your God.

Luke 16:28
for I have five brothers--so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'

Romans 12:19
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."

Romans 13:4
for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

1 Corinthians 6:8
But you yourselves wrong and defraud--even your own brothers!

2 Corinthians 7:11
For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.

1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know how, like a father with his children,

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