2 Thessalonians

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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

  • 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.
  • Idise Patricia for verse 6
    I think it is best to hand over every problem to God and allow him to handle it. He knows best how and when to do it. Because we are humans, we often judge in error but God who sees in secrets knows all. He said, vengeance is mine, i will recompense and because by two immutable in which God cannot lie, he will definitely pay back those who afflict us.
  • Rey Carrera
    What a hell awaits those that do not believe in the bible and rightly so what else would be expected. Jesus is the way the truth and life and no body comes unto the father except thru him
  • Motdaugrnds
    Rhonda, one of the most important aspects of Jesus ' return is that his feet WILL NOT TOUCH THE GROUND! Satan will do all he can to replicate the coming of Jesus so as to fool even the very elect however, satan 's feet will be touching the ground...no matter what form he takes at the many times he tries to deceive.
  • Martha
    Rhonda, you can find your answer in Revelations 19:11-13 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

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