2 Thessalonians

King James Version (KJV)

King James Bible KJV

2 Thessalonians 1:8

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:8

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.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:8

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.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 1

  • Norm
    Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come and even now already is it in the world. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
  • Word
    Sandy When the son of perdition man of sin gets here and claims to be God the Saviour and people are worshipping him because they think he is CHRIST but the election escape the hour of temptation because they cannot be tempted because they know it's Satan with power deceiving the whole world saying he is Jesus. see this No buying or selling stock food pay bill for 2 an half months. July thru Sept.
  • Sandy
    Is the time of the man of sin going on now?
  • Wayne
    Remember one another in your prayers, and the other. That the glory of God maybe seen by the unbeliever by your faith. For this is the love of God in you .A vessel filled with the gifts of God. For we are one body one church; Jesus Christ.
  • Herminia
    Paul understood that believers are the church of God in Jesus Christ. God the Father entrusted the gospel to Paul to strengthen his brothers in faith and love toward one another and to all men. Paul 's glory was their patients and faith during times of persecution and suffering for the sake of the gospel. Jesus chose Paul, and told him how much he would suffer for the sake of the gospel. Those we are born again are chosen by God, and they will also suffer for the sake of the gospel. But we are to counted all joy that we are counted worthy of God 's kingdom. God is righteous, and we will suffer for his goodness. God will bring suffering on them that trouble us.
  • Mine\'
    God 's will is that our faith and love grows exceedingly when we give him thanks in everything we do. Also nothing should touch our lips without giving him thanks. Those who work for our Lord Jesus Christ are highly treated with love and respect, for the sake of work of the Lord. We walk worthy of God 's calling treating all people with support, comfort, kindness, and love. Paul assures the Thessalonians that we are children of the Light, and the children of the day. No one knows the time and the season but there is not concern for us when he comes. When he comes it will be without warning, but God has not appointed us to his anger. Jesus died for us. Romans 8:31-38 He who spared not his Son, but gave Him up for us all, will he not also freely give us all things? Destruction will not over takes us, because we are in Jesus! Our rejoicing and glory is in our brothers and sister whom the Lord God has saved. Knowing that the Heavenly Father has chosen us in His Son Jesus.

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