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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lorde Iesus Christ,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus:
- American Standard Version (1901)
To give punishment to those who have no knowledge of God, and to those who do not give ear to the good news of our Lord Jesus:
- Basic English Bible
in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who know not God, and those who do not obey the glad tidings of our Lord Jesus Christ;
- Darby Bible
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
- Webster's Bible
He will come in flames of fire to take vengeance on those who have no knowledge of God, and do not obey the Good News as to Jesus, our Lord.
- Weymouth Bible
giving vengeance to those who don't know God, and to those who don't obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus,
- World English Bible
in the flawme of fier, that schal yyue veniaunce to hem that knowen not God, and that obeien not to the euangelie of oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible
in flaming fire, giving vengeance to those not knowing God, and to those not obeying the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible
1:8 Taking vengeance - Does God barely permit this, or (as the Lord once rained brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven, #Gen 19:24|) does a fiery stream go forth from him for ever? Who know not God - (The root of all wickedness and misery) who remain in heathen ignorance. And who obey not - This refers chiefly to the Jews, who had heard the gospel.
2Th 1:8 In flaming fire. The flaming fire denotes brightness, glory, purity, and also destruction to adversaries. Dazzling brightness is always associated with his coming. God was revealed at Sinai in flaming fire (Ex 3:2; 19:18). Them that know not God. Know him not because they refuse to know him. See Ro 1:28. And obey not the gospel. This class refuse to accept and obey the gospel. Their day of grace will end with the day of the Lord.
Rhonda Carter's comment on 2015-02-15 18:30:32:
Does the word teach us Jesus will return in a flame of fire or on a white horse?
Angela I Holder's comment on 2014-01-23 13:10:11:
This verse means simply what it says. There is no need for interpretation, for the LORD JESUS allowed Paul to write it in specifics, not parable. The mystery is unfolded for us. If you do not believe on the LORD JESUS than this is the end of the reign of your grace.
Emma Nicolas's comment on 2012-07-06 18:11:38:
In flaming fire will those who donot know God and those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Means not knowing that He is ONE, never a 3 person, not god the son not god the holy spirit. Not obeying the Gospel which is written in 1 corinthians 15:1-4. not accepting to be baptize in Jesus name and being ashame of the Gospel.
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