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2 Thessalonians 1:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— if so be that it is righteous thing with God to recompense affliction to them that afflict you,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For after all it is [only] just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— if at least [it is a] righteous thing with God to render tribulation to those that trouble you,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, at least, it is a, righteous thing with God, to recompense, affliction, unto them that afflict you,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— since [it is] a righteous thing with God to give back to those troubling you—trouble,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Seeing it is a just thing with God to repay tribulation to them that trouble you:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompence tribulation to them that trouble you:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and whether it is (not) righteous to render afflictions to them who afflict you.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And since it is a righteous thing with God, to recompense trouble to them that trouble you:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Seeing 1512
{1512} Prime
εἴ περ
ei per
{i per}
From G1487 and G4007; if perhaps.
[it is] a righteous thing 1342
{1342} Prime
δίκαιος
dikaios
{dik'-ah-yos}
From G1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively).
with 3844
{3844} Prime
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
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.
to recompense 467
{0467} Prime
ἀνταποδίδωμι
antapodidomi
{an-tap-od-ee'-do-mee}
From G0473 and G0591; to requite (good or evil).
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
tribulation 2347
{2347} Prime
θλῖψις
thlipsis
{thlip'-sis}
From G2346; pressure (literally or figuratively).
to them that trouble 2346
{2346} Prime
θλίβω
thlibo
{thlee'-bo}
Akin to the base of G5147; to crowd (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
you; 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Thessalonians 1:6

_ _ seeing it is a righteous thing — This justifies the assertion above of there being a “righteous judgment” (2 Thessalonians 1:5), namely, “seeing that it is (literally, ‘if at least,’ ‘if at all events it is’) a righteous thing with (that is, in the estimation of) God” (which, as we all feel, it certainly is). Our own innate feeling of what is just, in this confirms what is revealed.

_ _ recompense — requite in kind, namely, tribulation to them that trouble you (affliction to those that afflict you); and to you who are troubled, rest from trouble.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Thessalonians 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, 1 Thessalonians 2:16, which did not end but with their destruction.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Thessalonians 1:6

(3) Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

(3) A proof: God is just, and therefore he will worthily punish the unjust, and will do away the miseries of his people.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Deuteronomy 32:41-43 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. ... Rejoice, O ye nations, [with] his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, [and] to his people.
Psalms 74:22-23 Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. ... Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
Psalms 79:10-12 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where [is] their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight [by] the revenging of the blood of thy servants [which is] shed. ... And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
Psalms 94:20-23 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? ... And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; [yea], the LORD our God shall cut them off.
Isaiah 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for [thou] only [art] holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Revelation 16:5-6 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. ... For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous [are] his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
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Dt 32:41. Ps 74:22; 79:10; 94:20. Is 49:26. Zc 2:8. Rv 6:10; 11:18; 15:4; 16:5; 18:20, 24; 19:2.

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I fear for those who trouble us. All the more reason we should pray for them.

A few years ago I was attacked and injured by a thief and drug addict who had been transferred into our house by our landlord from another of his houses. The landlord's employee who was present when I was attacked refused to call the police or help me, and she later refused to make a witness statement to the police. A few weeks later, at another of our landlord's houses, she herself was stabbed several times by another woman who was looking for the woman who attacked me. When I told some other believers about this they said to me, "What goes around, comes around.". I had never heard that expression before.

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