2 Thessalonians 1:6

“Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompence tribulation to them that trouble you:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For after all it is {only} just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

if so be that it is righteous thing with God to recompense affliction to them that afflict you,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is an act of righteousness on God's part to give trouble as their reward to those who are troubling you,
- Basic English Bible

if at least [it is a] righteous thing with God to render tribulation to those that trouble you,
- Darby Bible

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
- Webster's Bible

A plain token of God's righteous judgement, I say, since it is a righteous thing for Him to requite with affliction those who are now afflicting you;
- Weymouth Bible

Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay affliction to those who afflict you,
- World English Bible

If netheles it is iust tofor God to quite tribulacioun to hem that troblen you,
- Wycliffe Bible

since [it is] a righteous thing with God to give back to those troubling you -- trouble,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:6


1:6 It is a righteous thing with God - (However men may judge) to transfer the pressure from you to them. And it is remarkable that about this time, at the passover, the Jews raising a tumult, a great number (some say thirty thousand) of them were slain. St. Paul seems to allude to this beginning of sorrows, #1Th 2:16|, which did not end but with their destruction.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:6


2Th 1:6 Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God. Your trials prove a coming judgment, because it is a righteous thing for God to punish those who trouble you. They must be requited for their wrongs.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 1:6

  • 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.
  • I think it is just as it is written.Its not what we think,its what is said.Someone was constantly hurting my husband so I took his name and picture and put it into the Bible on this verse.The person that made my husbands life miserable got cancer and died.I only asked God to take care of this matter and he did.I had no control over it.I did not ask for anyone to die!We cannot hurt others and expect to get by with it.We will pay for what we do.We are given permission to ask God to make them pay.If we try to pay them back on our own,its wrong because this is Gods business.Its only righteous if God is in it.
  • Chris Esema for verse 6
    It is because of the Covenant. See also Zach2:8 Hallelujah!!

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