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 tn Grk “at the revelation of the Lord Jesus.”
2 tn Grk “angels of power,” translated as an attributive genitive.
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.