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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3

2 Thessalonians 3:1

th2 3:1

May run - Go on swiftly, without any interruption. And be glorified - Acknowledged as divine, and bring forth much fruit.

2 Thessalonians 3:2

th2 3:2

All men have not faith - And all men who have not are more or less unreasonable and wicked men.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

th2 3:3

Who will stablish you - That cleave to him by faith. And guard you from the evil one - And all his instruments.

2 Thessalonians 3:4

th2 3:4

We trust in the Lord concerning you - Thus only should we trust in any man.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

th2 3:5

Now the Lord - The Spirit, whose proper work this is. Direct - Lead you straight forward. Into the patience of Christ - Of which he set you a pattern.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

th2 3:6

That walketh disorderly - Particularly by not working. Not according to the tradition he received of us - The admonition we gave, both by word of mouth, and in our former epistle.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

th2 3:10

Neither let him eat - Do not maintain him in idleness.

2 Thessalonians 3:11

th2 3:11

Doing nothing, but being busybodies - To which idleness naturally disposes.

2 Thessalonians 3:12

th2 3:12

Work quietly - Letting the concerns of other people alone.

2 Thessalonians 3:14

th2 3:14

Have no company with him - No intimacy, no familiarity, no needless correspondence.

2 Thessalonians 3:15

th2 3:15

Admonish him as a brother - Tell him lovingly of the reason why you shun him.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

th2 3:16

The Lord of peace - Christ. Give you peace by all means - In every way and manner.

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