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2 Thessalonians 3:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard you from the evil [one].
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil [one].
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and keep [you] from evil.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and keep [you] from evil.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Faithful, is the Lord,—who will confirm you, and guard you from the wicked one:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and stedfast is the Lord, who shall establish you, and shall guard [you] from the evil;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But God is faithful, who will strengthen and keep you from evil.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But the Lord is faithfull, who shall stablish you, and keepe you from euill.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But the Lord is faithful, who will keep you and deliver you from evil.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And faithful is the Lord, who will keep you and rescue you from the evil One.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
faithful, 4103
{4103} Prime
From G3982; objectively trustworthy; subjectively trustful.
who 3739
{3739} Prime
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
shall stablish 4741
{4741} Prime
From a presumed derivative of G2476 (like G4731); to set fast, that is, (literally) to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or (figuratively) to confirm.
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
you, 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
and 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.
keep 5442
{5442} Prime
Probably from G5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, that is, be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication to preserve, obey, avoid.
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
[you] from 575
{0575} Prime
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
evil. 4190
{4190} Prime
From a derivative of G4192; hurtful, that is, evil (properly in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively calamitous; also (passively) ill, that is, diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, that is, derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Thessalonians 3:3

_ _ faithful — alluding to “faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:2): though many will not believe, the Lord (other very old manuscripts read “God”) is still to be believed in as faithful to His promises (1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Timothy 2:13). Faith on the part of man answers to faithfulness on the part of God.

_ _ stablish you — as he had prayed (2 Thessalonians 2:17). Though it was on himself that wicked men were making their onset, he turns away from asking the Thessalonians’ prayers for HIS deliverance (2 Thessalonians 3:2 : so unselfish was he, even in religion), to express his assurance of THEIR establishment in the faith, and preservation from evil. This assurance thus exactly answers to his prayer for them (2 Thessalonians 2:17), “Our Lord ... stablish you in every good word and work.” He has before his mind the Lord’s Prayer, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”; where, as here, the translation may be, “from the evil one”; the great hinderer of “every good word and work.” Compare Matthew 13:19, “the wicked one.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Who will stablish you — That cleave to him by faith. And guard you from the evil one — And all his instruments.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from (b) evil.

(b) From Satan's snares, or from evil.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the Lord:

1 Corinthians 1:9 God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].


2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.


Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
Psalms 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous [sins]; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Psalms 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
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Gn 48:16. 1Ch 4:10. Ps 19:13; 121:7. Mt 6:13. Lk 11:4. Jn 17:15. 1Co 1:9; 10:13. 1Th 5:24. 2Th 2:17. 2Ti 4:18. 2P 2:9. Jde 1:24.

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