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2 Thessalonians 2:1

    2 Thessalonians 2:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now we beseech you, brothers, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now as to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and our meeting with him, it is our desire, my brothers,

    Webster's Revision

    Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

    World English Bible

    Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him, we ask you

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;

    Definitions for 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    Beseech - To call upon; appeal; beg.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    We beseech you - by the coming of our Lord - It is evident that the Thessalonians, incited by deceived or false teachers, had taken a wrong meaning out of the words of the first epistle, 1 Thessalonians 4:15, etc., concerning the day of judgment; and were led then to conclude that that day was at hand; and this had produced great confusion in the Church: to correct this mistake, the apostle sent them this second letter, in which he shows that this day must be necessarily distant, because a great work is to be done previously to its appearing.

    Of the day of general judgment he had spoken before, and said that it should come as a thief in the night, i.e. when not expected; but he did not attempt to fix the time, nor did he insinuate that it was either near at hand, or far off. Now, however, he shows that it must necessarily be far off, because of the great transactions which must take place before it can come.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ - The phrase "by the coming," is not here, as our translators seem to have supposed, a form of solemn adjuration. It is not common, if it ever occurs, in the Scriptures, to make a solemn adjuration in view of an event, and the connection here demands that we give to the phrase a different sense. It means, respecting his coming; and the idea of Paul is: "In regard to that great event of which I spoke to you in my former epistle - the coming of the Saviour - I beseech you not to be troubled, as if it were soon to happen. As his views had been misunderstood or misrepresented, he now proposes to show them that there was nothing in the true doctrine which should create alarm, as if he were about to appear.

    And by our gathering together unto him - There is manifest allusion here to what is said in the First Epistle 1 Thessalonians 4:17, "then we shall be caught up together with them in the clouds;" and the meaning is: "in reference to our being gathered unto him, I beseech you not to be shaken in mind, as if that event were near."

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Thessalonians 2:1

    2:1 Our gathering together to him - In the clouds.