2 Thessalonians 1:11
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English Standard Version
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,

King James Bible
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

American Standard Version
To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of goodness and every work of faith, with power;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore also we pray always for you; that our God would make you worthy of his vocation, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith in power;

English Revised Version
To which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire of goodness and every work of faith, with power;

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

Weymouth New Testament
It is with this view also that we continually pray to our God for you, asking that He will count you worthy of His call, and by His mighty power fully gratify your every desire for what is truly good and make your work of faith complete;

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Wherefore (εἰς ὃ)

Better, to which end. Comp. Colossians 1:29. The end is, "that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God," 2 Thessalonians 1:5. The same thought is continued in 2 Thessalonians 1:11.

Count - worthy (ἀξιώσῃ)

Comp. 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 3:3; Hebrews 10:29.

Your calling (τῆς κλήσεως)

Including both the act and the end of the Christian calling. Comp. Philippians 3:14; 1 Thessalonians 2:12; Ephesians 4:1.

All the good pleasure of his goodness (πᾶσαν εὐδοκίαν ἀγαθωσύνης)

Wrong. Paul does not mean all the goodness which God is pleased to bestow, but the delight of the Thessalonians in goodness. He prays that God may perfect their pleasure in goodness. So Weizscker, die Freude an allem Guten. The Rev. desire for εὐδοκίαν is infelicitous, and lacks support. Ἁγαθωσύνη goodness (P. see on Romans 3:19) is never predicated of God in N.T. In lxx, see Nehemiah 9:25, Nehemiah 9:35. Ἑυδοκία good pleasure, delight, is a purely Biblical word. As related to one's self, it means contentment, satisfaction: see Sir. 29:23; Ps. of Sol. 3:4; 16:12. As related to others, good will, benevolence. Luke 10:21, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:9; Philippians 1:15; Philippians 2:13; Ps. of Sol. 8:39.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Parallel Commentaries

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we pray. See on

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son...

Ephesians 1:16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Ephesians 3:14-21 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment...

Colossians 1:9-13 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our God...

our God.

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even to death.

Psalm 68:20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, See, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD...

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Daniel 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand...

Revelation 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

would. See on ver.

2 Thessalonians 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God...

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Revelation 3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

count. or, vouchsafe. calling.

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified...

Romans 9:23,24 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared to glory...

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

fulfil.

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Isaiah 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? said the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb?...

Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come to us as the rain...

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings...

Mark 4:28 For the earth brings forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

the good.

Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Ephesians 1:5,9 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will...

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared...

the work.

John 6:27-29 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

Ephesians 1:19,20 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power...

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

Cross References
Romans 11:29
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Romans 15:14
I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

Colossians 1:9
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 1:3
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:5
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering--

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