New International Version
And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.
King James Bible
And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
Darby Bible Translation
and that we may be delivered from bad and evil men, for faith [is] not [the portion] of all.
World English Bible
and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and evil men; for not all have faith.
Young's Literal Translation
and that we may be delivered from the unreasonable and evil men, for the faith is not of all;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unreasonable and wicked men - The word ατοπων, which we translate unreasonable, signifies rather disorderly, unmanageable; persons out of their place - under no discipline, regardless of law and restraint, and ever acting agreeably to the disorderly and unreasonable impulse of their own minds.
For all men have not faith - The word πιστις is without doubt, to be taken here for fidelity or trustworthiness, and not for faith; and this is agreeable to the meaning given to it in the very next verse: But the Lord is faithful, πιστος δε εστιν ὁ Κυριος.
There are many, even of those who have received a measure of the Divine light, in whom we cannot confide; they are irregular, disorderly, and cannot be brought under regular discipline: to these we cannot trust either ourselves or any thing that concerns the cause of God. But the Lord is worthy of your whole confidence; doubt him not; he will establish you, and keep you from any evil to which you may be exposed by these or such like persons.
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unreasonable. Gr. absurd. for.
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'Now the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace always, by all means. The Lord be with you all.'--2 THESS. iii. 16. We have reached here the last of the brief outbursts of prayer which characterise this letter, and bear witness to the Apostle's affection for his Thessalonian converts. It is the deepening of the ordinary Jewish formula of meeting and parting. We find that, in most of his letters, the Apostle begins with wishing 'grace and peace,' and closes with an echo of the wish. 'Peace be unto …
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For I think it is unreasonable to send a prisoner on to Rome without specifying the charges against him."
Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord's people there,
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