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2 Thessalonians 1

2 Thess. 1:6 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
ei (Greek #1512)
if perhaps
KJV usage: if so be (that), seeing, though.
Pronounce: i per
Origin: from 1487 and 4007
m it is a righteous thing
dikaios (Greek #1342)
equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively)
KJV usage: just, meet, right(-eous).
Pronounce: dik'-ah-yos
Origin: from 1349
para (Greek #3844)
properly, near; i.e. (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)
KJV usage: above, against, among, at, before, by, contrary to, X friend, from, + give (such things as they), + that (she) had, X his, in, more than, nigh unto, (out) of, past, save,, in the sight of, than, (there-)fore, with. In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
Pronounce: par-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
to recompense
antapodidomi (Greek #467)
to requite (good or evil)
KJV usage: recompense, render, repay.
Pronounce: an-tap-od-ee'-do-mee
Origin: from 473 and 591
thlipsis (Greek #2347)
pressure (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: afflicted(-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
Pronounce: thlip'-sis
Origin: from 2346
to them that trouble
thlibo (Greek #2346)
to crowd (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: afflict, narrow, throng, suffer tribulation, trouble.
Pronounce: thlee'-bo
Origin: akin to the base of 5147
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210

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Ministry on This Verse

Deut. 32:41‑43• 41If 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.
42I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43Rejoice, 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.
(Deut. 32:41‑43)
Psa. 74:22‑23• 22Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
23Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
(Psa. 74:22‑23)
Psa. 79:10‑12• 10Wherefore 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.
11Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
12And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
(Psa. 79:10‑12)
Psa. 94:20‑23• 20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23And 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.
(Psa. 94:20‑23)
Isa. 49:26• 26And 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. (Isa. 49:26)
Zech. 2:8• 8For 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. (Zech. 2:8)
Rev. 6:10• 10And 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? (Rev. 6:10)
Rev. 11:18• 18And 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. (Rev. 11:18)
Rev. 15:4• 4Who 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. (Rev. 15:4)
Rev. 16:5‑6• 5And 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.
6For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
(Rev. 16:5‑6)
Rev. 18:20,24• 20Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
24And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.
(Rev. 18:20,24)
Rev. 19:2• 2For 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. (Rev. 19:2)
 But the righteous judgment of God is unshaken, and faith rests on it without wavering, but with a solemn sense of what is at hand for violence no less than corruption (On 2 Thessalonians 1:5-8 by W. Kelly)
 The “day of the Lord” was the coming of the Lord in judgment; but it was not to make His own suffer that He was coming-it was to punish the wicked. (2 Thessalonians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 The “day of the Lord” was the coming of the Lord in judgment; but it was not to make His own suffer that He was coming-it was to punish the wicked. (2 Thessalonians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 When God should take the thing in hand, He would recompense tribulation to those who troubled His children, and these should have rest-should be in peace. The moment of their entering into this rest is not at all the subject here, but the contrast between their actual condition and that which it would be if Jesus were come. (2 Thessalonians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 The unbeliever is hardened at the sight of the just man perishing in his righteousness, and of a wicked man prolonging his life in his wickedness. The believer awaits the kingdom of God and suffers for its sake. (On 2 Thessalonians 1:5-8 by W. Kelly)
 The apostle would have the saints bright in their severest troubles, joyfully anticipating the day of requital when the sufferings of the saints shall be swallowed up in the glorious rest of the saints, the rest of God we may add, while their troublers become the objects of His unsparing judgment. (On 2 Thessalonians 1:5-8 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

if at leasta it is a righteous thing with God to render tribulation to those that trouble you,

JND Translation Notes

This refers back to ver. 5.

W. Kelly Translation

if so be that it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to those who trouble you,