2 Thessalonians 1:7-12Context
1:7 and to you who are being afflicted to give rest together with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed 1 from heaven with his mighty angels. 2 1:8 With flaming fire he will mete out 3 punishment on those who do not know God 4 and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 1:9 They 5 will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 6 1:10 when he comes to be glorified among his saints and admired 7 on that day among all who have believed – and you did in fact believe our testimony. 8 1:11 And in this regard we pray for you always, that our God will make you worthy of his calling 9 and fulfill by his power your every desire for goodness and every work of faith, 1:12 that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to 10 the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 tn Grk “at the revelation of the Lord Jesus.”
2 tn Grk “angels of power,” translated as an attributive genitive.
3 tn Grk “meting out,” as a description of Jesus Christ in v. 7. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started at the beginning of v. 8 in the translation.
4 sn An allusion to Jer 10:25, possibly also to Ps 79:6 and Isa 66:15.
5 tn Grk “who,” describing the people mentioned in v. 8. A new sentence was started here in the translation by replacing the relative pronoun with a personal pronoun.
6 tn Or “power,” or “might.” The construction can also be translated as an attributed genitive: “from his glorious strength” (cf. TEV “glorious might”; CEV “glorious strength”; NLT “glorious power”).
sn An allusion to Isa 2:10, 19, 21.
7 tn Or “marveled at.”
8 tn Grk “because our testimony to you was believed.”
9 tn Or “your calling.”
10 tn Or “by means of.”