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2 Thessalonians 1:11

    2 Thessalonians 1:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    Why 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:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this reason, you are ever in our prayers, that you may seem to our God such as may have a part in his purpose and that by his power he will make all his good purpose, and the work of faith, complete;

    Webster's Revision

    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;

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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;

    Definitions for 2 Thessalonians 1:11

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 1:11

    We pray - that our God would count you worthy - It is our earnest prayer that God would make you worthy, αξιωσῃ, afford those continual supplies of grace by his Holy Spirit, without which you cannot adorn your holy vocation; you are called into the Christian Church, and, to be proper members of this Church, you must be members of the mystical body of Christ; and this implies that you should be holy, as he who has called you is holy.

    Fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness -

    1. The goodness of God - his own innate eternal kindness, has led him to call you into this state of salvation.

    2. It is the pleasure of that goodness to save you unto eternal life.

    3. It is the good pleasure; nothing can please God more than your receiving and retaining his utmost salvation.

    4. It is all the good pleasure of his goodness thus to save you; this he has amply proved by sending his Son to die for you, beyond which gift he has none greater. In this, all the good pleasure of his goodness is astonishingly manifested.

    5. And if you be faithful to his grace, he will fulfill - completely accomplish, all the good pleasure of his goodness in you; which goodness is to be apprehended and is to work by faith, the power of which must come from him, though the act or exercise of that power must be of yourselves; but the very power to believe affords excitement to the exercise of faith.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1:11

    Wherefore also we pray always for you - See the notes, 1 Thessalonians 1:2.

    That our God would count you worthy of this calling. - Margin, "or, vouchsafe." The meaning is, "that he would regard you as worthy of this calling;" see the notes on ver. 5. Of this calling; see the notes, Ephesians 4:1. The "calling" here, is that which had brought them into the kingdom, and led them to become Christians.

    And fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness. - That is, make the work of salvation complete and effectual. Oldshausen has well expressed the sense: "May God fill you with all that good which is pleasing to him." The thoughts in the passage are:

    (1) that the purpose toward them on the part of God was one of "goodness" or benevolence;

    (2) that there was a state of mind which would be regarded by him as pleasing, or as his "good pleasure;" and,

    (3) that Paul wished that this might be accomplished in them. He desired that there might be in them everything which would be pleasing to God, and which his benevolence was fitted to secure.

    And the work of faith - The work which faith is adapted to produce on the soul; see 1 John 5:4-5.

    With power - Effectually, completely. The apostle prays that so much power may be exerted as will be sufficient to secure the object. The work of religion on the soul is always represented in the Bible as one of power.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1:11

    1:11 All the good pleasure of his goodness - Which is no less than perfect holiness.