The Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians

The Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians

The fourteenth book of the NT, and a Letter similar in content to 1 Thessalonians. The focus of this Letter, however, is more on clearing up a false impression that the “day of the Lord” had already come (2Thess 2:1-2). Readers are told that other things must happen first, including the appearance of someone called the “lawless one” (2Thess 2:3).

Outline of Contents

2 Thessalonians

I. Introduction (exordium)

II. Statement of the Proposition (partitio)

III. Proof (probatio)

IV. Epilogue (peroratio)

V. Exhortation (2Thess 3:1-15)

VI. Epistolary postscript (2Thess 3:16-18)

2Thess 2:1-2

The Man of Lawlessness
1As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters,2not to be quickly sh ... View more

2Thess 2:3

3Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destructio ... View more

2Thess 3:1-15

Request for Prayer
1Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified everywhere, just as it is among ... View more

2Thess 3:16-18

Final Greetings and Benediction
16Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.17I, Paul, write this g ... View more

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