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2 Thessalonians 3:15

    2 Thessalonians 3:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have no feeling of hate for him, but take him in hand seriously as a brother.

    Webster's Revision

    And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

    World English Bible

    Don't count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

    Definitions for 2 Thessalonians 3:15

    Admonish - To instruct; advise; warn.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:15

    Count him not as an enemy - Consider him still more an enemy to himself than to you; and admonish him as a brother, though you have ceased to hold religious communion with him. His soul is still of infinite value; labor to get it saved.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:15

    Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother - This shows the true spirit in which discipline is to be administered in the Christian church. We are not to deal with a man as an adversary over whom we are to seek to gain a victory, but as an erring brother - a brother still, though he errs. There was necessity for this caution. There is great danger that when we undertake the work of discipline we shall forget that he who is the subject of it is a brother, and that we shall regard and treat him as an enemy. Such is human nature. We set ourselves in array against him. We cut him off as one who is unworthy to walk with us. We triumph over him, and consider him at once as an enemy of the church, and as having lost all claim to its sympathies. We abandon him to the tender mercies of a cold and unfeeling world, and let him take his course. Perhaps we follow him with anathemas, and hold him up as unworthy the confidence of mankind. Now all this is entirely unlike the method and aim of discipline as the New Testament requires. There all is kind, and gentle, though firm; the offender is a man and a brother still; he is to be followed with tender sympathy and prayer, and the hearts and the arms of the Christian brotherhood are to be open to receive him again when he gives any evidence of repenting.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Thessalonians 3:15

    3:15 Admonish him as a brother - Tell him lovingly of the reason why you shun him.