1 Thessalonians 2:15

“Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who both killed the Lord Iesus, and their owne Prophets, and haue persecuted vs: and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove out us, and pleased not God, and are contrary to all men;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who put to death the Lord Jesus and the prophets, violently driving us out; who are unpleasing to God and against all men;
- Basic English Bible

who have both slain the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and have driven us out by persecution, and do not please God, and [are] against all men,
- Darby Bible

Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
- Webster's Bible

Those Jewish persecutors killed both the Lord Jesus and the Prophets, and drove us out of their midst. They are displeasing to God, and are the enemies of all mankind;
- Weymouth Bible

who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out, and didn't please God, and are contrary to all men;
- World English Bible

Whiche slowen bothe the Lord Jhesu and the profetis, and pursueden vs, and thei plesen not to God, and thei ben aduersaries to alle men;
- Wycliffe Bible

who did both put to death the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and did persecute us, and God they are not pleasing, and to all men [are] contrary,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:15


2:15 Us - Apostles and preachers of the gospel. They please not God - Nor are they even careful to please him, notwithstanding their fair professions. And are contrary to all men - Are common enemies of mankind; not only by their continual seditions and insurrections, and by their utter contempt of all other nations; but in particular, by their endeavouring to hinder their hearing or receiving the gospel.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:15


1Th 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets. The Jews in Thessalonica had incited the persecution there. Their hostility to righteousness elsewhere is cited. They not only slew the Savior, but had killed their own prophets (Mt 23:31). And have persecuted us. The apostles and evangelists, and especially Paul. Their hatred pursued them everywhere.

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