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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

Here observe, I. The apostle makes mention of the success of his ministry among these Thessalonians (1 Thess. 2:13), which is expressed, 1. By the manner of their receiving the word of God: When you received the word of God, which you heard of us, you received it, not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God. Where note, (1.) The word of the gospel is preached by men like ourselves, men of like passions and infirmities with others: We have this treasure in earthen vessels.... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

2:13-16 And for this, too, we thank God, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it, not as the word of men, but--as in truth it is--as the word of God, who also works in you who believe. For, brothers, you became imitators of the Churches of God which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus, for you too suffered the same things at the hands of your own fellow-countrymen as they did at the hands of the Jews; for they killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and they... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Thessalonians 2:15

Who both killed the Lord Jesus ,.... For though Pilate condemned him to death, and the Roman soldiers executed the sentence, yet it was through the malice and envy of the Jews that he was delivered to him, who brought charges against him, and insisted upon the crucifixion of him; and who are therefore said to have taken him with wicked hands, and crucified and slain him; and to have killed the Prince of life, and to have been the betrayers and murderers of him; and therefore it is no wonder... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Thessalonians 2:15-16

Who hath killed the Lord Jesus, etc. - What a finished but just character is this of the Jews! They slew the Lord Jesus, through the most unprincipled and fell malice. They killed their own prophets; there was no time in which the seed of the serpent did not hate and oppose spiritual things, they slew even their own prophets who declared to them the will of God. They persecuted the apostles; showing the same spirit of enmity to the Gospel which they had shown to the law. They did... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Thessalonians 2:15

Verse 15 15Who killed the Lord Jesus. As that people had been distinguished by so many benefits from God, in consequence of the glory of the ancient fathers, the very name (544) was of great authority among many. Lest this disguise should dazzle the eyes of any one, he strips the Jews of all honor, so as to leave them nothing but odium and the utmost infamy. “Behold,” says he, “the virtues for which they deserve praise among the good and pious! — they killed their own prophets and at last the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Thessalonians 2:15

Who both killed the Lord Jesus ; emphatic, to point out the greatness of their wickedness. And their own prophets ; or, as some manuscripts read, and the prophets . This crime was often laid to the charge of the Jews: thus, by our Lord, "Ye are witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets" ( Matthew 23:31 ); and by the protomartyr Stephen, "Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?" ( Acts 7:25 .) And have persecuted us ;... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Thessalonians 2:15

Who both killed the Lord Jesus - see the notes on Acts 2:23. The meaning here is, that it was characteristic of the Jews to be engaged in the work of persecution, and that they should not regard it as strange that they who had put their own Messiah to death, and slain the prophets, should now be found persecuting the true children of God.And their own prophets - see the Matthew 21:33-40; Matthew 23:29-37 notes; Acts 7:52 note.And have persecuted us - As at Iconium Acts 14:1, Derbe, and Lystra... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16. For this cause Or, on this account also; thank we God without ceasing See on 1 Thessalonians 1:2; that is, we not only thank him that we have been enabled to conduct ourselves, and to discharge our duty, in the manner above described, but that, when ye received the word of God which ye heard, &c. Greek, λογον ακοης του Θεου , literally, the word of hearing of God; the word which God hath appointed to be heard through our preaching. Accordingly, the same... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16

Paul’s work in Thessalonica (2:1-16)In Paul’s day there were some travelling preachers whose main aim was to make money, usually by crafty or dishonest methods. Certain people in the Thessalonian church, apparently angry that Paul had left them suddenly, accused him of being one of these untrustworthy travelling preachers. They said he was concerned only for himself, not for them. Paul replies that he has never used smooth words to deceive people or gain a following. His readers know that in... read more

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