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1 Thessalonians 4:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Therefore he that rejecteth, rejecteth not man, but God, who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So, he who rejects [this] is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given to us his holy Spirit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He therefore that [in this] disregards [his brother], disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy Spirit to you.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore, indeed, he that disregardeth—it is, not a man, he disregardeth, but God,—Who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— he, therefore, who is despising—doth not despise man, but God, who also did give His Holy Spirit to us.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also giuen vnto vs his holy Spirit.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Therefore, whoever despiseth, not man he despiseth, but Aloha, who hath ingiven you his Holy Spirit.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— He therefore who spurneth, spurneth not man but God, who hath given his Holy Spirit in you.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He therefore y5105
[5105] Standard
τοιγαροῦν
toigaroun
{toy-gar-oon'}
From G5104 and G1063 and G3767; truly for then, that is, consequently.
that despiseth, 114
{0114} Prime
ἀθετέω
atheteo
{ath-et-eh'-o}
From a compound of G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G5087; to set aside, that is, (by implication) to disesteem, neutralize or violate.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
x5105
(5105) Complement
τοιγαροῦν
toigaroun
{toy-gar-oon'}
From G5104 and G1063 and G3767; truly for then, that is, consequently.
despiseth 114
{0114} Prime
ἀθετέω
atheteo
{ath-et-eh'-o}
From a compound of G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G5087; to set aside, that is, (by implication) to disesteem, neutralize or violate.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
man, 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
God, 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
who hath y1325
[1325] Standard
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
also y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
given 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
unto 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
us 2248
{2248} Prime
ἡμᾶς
hemas
{hay-mas'}
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
holy 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
Spirit. 4151
{4151} Prime
πνεῦμα
pneuma
{pnyoo'-mah}
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy spirit.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 4:8

_ _ despiseth, etc. — Greek, “setteth at naught” such engagements imposed on him in his calling, 1 Thessalonians 4:7; in relation to his “brother,” 1 Thessalonians 4:6. He who doth so, “sets at naught not man (as for instance his brother), but God” (Psalms 51:4) is used of despising or rejecting God’s minister, it may mean here, “He who despiseth” or “rejecteth” these our ministerial precepts.

_ _ who hath also given unto us — So some oldest manuscripts read, but most oldest manuscripts read, “Who (without ‘also’) giveth (present) unto you” (not “us”).

_ _ his SpiritGreek, “His own Spirit, the Holy (One)”; thus emphatically marking “holiness” (1 Thessalonians 4:7) as the end for which the Holy (One) is being given. “Unto you,” in the Greek, implies that the Spirit is being given unto, into (put “into” your hearts), and among you (compare 1 Thessalonians 2:9; Ephesians 4:30). “Giveth” implies that sanctification is not merely a work once for all accomplished in the past, but a present progressive work. So the Church of England Catechism, “sanctifieth (present) all the elect people of God.” “His own” implies that as He gives you that which is essentially identical with Himself, He expects you should become like Himself (1 Peter 1:16; 2 Peter 1:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 4:8

He that despiseth — The commandments we gave. Despiseth God — Himself. Who hath also given you his Holy Spirit — To convince you of the truth, and enable you to be holy. What naked majesty of words! How oratorical, and yet with what great simplicity! — a simplicity that does not impair, but improve, the understanding to the utmost; that, like the rays of heat through a glass, collects all the powers of reason into one orderly point, from being scattered abroad in utter confusion.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Thessalonians 4:8

He therefore that (c) despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

(c) These commandments which I gave you.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
despiseth:
or, rejecteth,
1 Samuel 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.
1 Samuel 10:19 And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, [Nay], but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.
John 12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

despiseth not:

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Isaiah 49:7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, [and] the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Jude 1:8 Likewise also these [filthy] dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

who:

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land? ... Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
1 Peter 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.
1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
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1S 8:7; 10:19. Ne 9:30. Pv 1:7; 23:9. Is 49:7; 53:10. Lk 10:16. Jn 12:48. Ac 5:3; 13:41. 1Co 2:10; 7:40. 1P 1:12. 2P 1:21. 1Jn 3:24. Jde 1:8.

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