A New Literal Translation from the Original, of the Apostle Paul` First and Second Epistle to the Thessalonians With a Commentary, and Notes

James Macknight

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 Excerpt: ...would have come to them once and again, but Satan hindered him, by bringing the Jews from Thessalonica to Ber a, where they stirred up the people against him, and obliged him to flee to Athens, v. 18. Yet on neither of these occasions did he flee from a consciousness of fraud, or from the fear of death but from his wishing to have an opportunity of perfecting the faith of the Thessalonians, and of converting a greater number of the Gentiles. For he assured them, that he considered them, and the rest of his Gentile converts, as his hope, and joy, and crown of rejoicing at the day of judgment, v. 19. And to convince them, that he really believed his future hap 5 piness pincss would be increased by their perseverance, and by the conversion of the Gcfitiles, he repeated the fame assurance, v. 20, CHAP II. Second Argument in Proof of the Divine Original of the Gospel, taken from the Character, Behaviour, and Views of its first Preachers. COMMENTARY. K fr TRANSLATION. i.XOUR faith in the Gospel, as a revelation from God, is i.pOR yourselves. well founded, for this second reason Yourselves know, know, bre brethren, the manner in which we first introduced ourselves among unrTMws thaf you that it was not by telling you false stories, which we our-was not false1. selves did not believe. We firmly believed all the things we preached, as ye may know from the following facts. 2. For, notwithstanding we had, before our entrance unto you, 2. w-xm) For suffered, and were shamefully bandied at Philippi, where we were although b we had dragged before the magistrates, scourged, imprisoned, and w e fta me fully put in the stocks, as ye know, we were bold-through the asilst-handled at Philip ance of our God, to preach unto you of Thessalonica...