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2 Thessalonians 3:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And [yet] count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Yet] do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and do not esteem him as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, not as an enemy, be esteeming him, but be admonishing him, as a brother.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and as an enemy count [him] not, but admonish ye [him] as a brother;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet do not esteem him as an enemy but admonish him as a brother.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yet count him not as an enemie, but admonish him as a brother.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Yet, not as an enemy hold him, but admonish him as a brother.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Yet, hold him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yet 2532
{2532} Prime
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.
count 2233
{2233} Prime
Middle voice of a (presumed) strengthened form of G0071; to lead, that is, command (with official authority); figuratively to deem, that is, consider.
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
[him] not 3361
{3361} Prime
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
an enemy, 2190
{2190} Prime
From a primary word ἔχθω [[echtho]] (to hate); hateful (passively odious, or actively hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan).
but 235
{0235} Prime
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
admonish 3560
{3560} Prime
From the same as G3559; to put in mind, that is, (by implication) to caution or reprove gently.
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
[him] as 5613
{5613} Prime
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
a brother. 80
{0080} Prime
From G0001 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς [[delphus]] (the womb); a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like [H0001]).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Thessalonians 3:15

_ _ admonish him as a brother — not yet excommunicated (compare Leviticus 19:17). Do not shun him in contemptuous silence, but tell him why he is so avoided (Matthew 18:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Thessalonians 3:15

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Thessalonians 3:15

(14) Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.

(14) We must avoid familiarity with the one who has been excommunicated in such a way, that we diligently seek every occasion and means that may be, to bring them again into the right way.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 19:17-18 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. ... Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.
1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:6-10 Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many. ... To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ;
2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].
Jude 1:22-23 And of some have compassion, making a difference: ... And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.


Psalms 141:5 Let the righteous smite me; [it shall be] a kindness: and let him reprove me; [it shall be] an excellent oil, [which] shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also [shall be] in their calamities.
Proverbs 9:9 Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 25:12 [As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you].
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
James 5:19-20 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; ... Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
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Lv 19:17. Ps 141:5. Pv 9:9; 25:12. Mt 18:15. 1Co 4:14; 5:5. 2Co 2:6; 10:8; 13:10. Ga 6:1. 1Th 5:14. Tit 3:10. Jm 5:19. Jde 1:22.

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