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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
See Table at Bible.


(Bible) (functioning as singular) either of two books of the New Testament (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians)


(ˌθɛs əˈloʊ ni ənz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul.


[ˌθesəˈləʊnɪənz] NPLtesalonios mpl
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Paul will later correspond with the Philippians, as he does with the Thessalonians.
The first lesson was the second book of Thessalonians, ch 1 v1-7, the heading was The Judgement at Christ's Coming and was read by Margaret Warren.
Some of these verses are John 14:1-3, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16:17, Philippians 3:20-21, 2 and Thessalonians 2:1-12.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 tells us "do not quench the Spirit.
This is a critical edition of Erasmus's annotations on Paul's epistles to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.
Haggai 1:15b - 2:9; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5,13-17; Luke 20:27-38
Yet the Bible says that Christians should make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else' (1 Thessalonians 5:15).
ERASMUS, Desiderius, Paraphrases on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.
He had known personal heartaches but lived by the promise of 2 Thessalonians 2: "Now may our Lord Jesus Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation, and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
On the contrary, I suggest reading II Thessalonians 3:6-16, in which some of the Thessalonians were being admonished to work and not be a burden on others as they had simply been taking from others without earning any of it.
Note Hebrews 10:25 as well as 1 Corinthians 16:19; Acts 8:1; Romans 16:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1, and many other references to local churches (more than forty).