2 Thessalonians 3:3
New International Version
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

New Living Translation
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

English Standard Version
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

Berean Study Bible
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

Berean Literal Bible
But the Lord is faithful, who will strengthen you and will keep you from evil.

New American Standard Bible
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

New King James Version
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

King James Bible
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Christian Standard Bible
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.

Contemporary English Version
But the Lord can be trusted to make you strong and protect you from harm.

Good News Translation
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and keep you safe from the Evil One.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.

International Standard Version
But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

NET Bible
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

New Heart English Bible
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But THE LORD JEHOVAH is faithful, who will keep you and deliver you from evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you against the evil one.

New American Standard 1977
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the Lord is faithful, who shall confirm you and keep you from evil.

King James 2000 Bible
But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

American King James Version
But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

American Standard Version
But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard you from the evil one .

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God is faithful, who will strengthen and keep you from evil.

Darby Bible Translation
But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and keep [you] from evil.

English Revised Version
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and guard you from the evil one.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and keep you from evil.

Weymouth New Testament
But the Lord is faithful, and He will make you stedfast and will guard you from the Evil one.

World English Bible
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one.

Young's Literal Translation
and stedfast is the Lord, who shall establish you, and shall guard you from the evil;
Study Bible
Request for Prayer
2And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men; for not everyone holds to the faith. 3But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. 4And we have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:37
Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' Anything more comes from the evil one.

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

1 Corinthians 1:9
God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

1 Thessalonians 5:24
The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.

2 Thessalonians 2:17
encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good word and deed.

1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore you, secure you, strengthen you, and establish you.

Treasury of Scripture

But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.

the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

stablish.

2 Thessalonians 2:17
Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

and.

Genesis 48:16
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

1 Chronicles 4:10
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

Psalm 19:13
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.







Lexicon
But
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

faithful,
Πιστὸς (Pistos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

[and He]
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

will strengthen [you]
στηρίξει (stērixei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4741: From a presumed derivative of histemi; to set fast, i.e. to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or to confirm.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

guard
φυλάξει (phylaxei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5442: Probably from phule through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. Be on guard; by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

evil [one].
πονηροῦ (ponērou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.
(3) But the Lord is faithful.--It must not be thought from this that the word "faith" in the previous verse meant "fidelity." St. Paul, after his favourite manner, is playing upon two meanings of the word: "But whether men have faith or not, the Lord is faithful." There is the same play of words in Romans 3:3. "The Lord" seems here to be used, as was said on 1Thessalonians 3:12, without distinct reference to one Person of the Holy Trinity rather than another. This characteristic of God is named because God stands pledged to all who believe in Him.

Who shall stablish you.--How soon St. Paul reverts from his own needs to theirs! He does not continue, as we should expect, with "who will preserve us"

Keep you from evil.--Rather (probably), from the Evil One, as in the Lord's Prayer. Possibly, the word is used not without a reference to the word rendered "wicked" in 2Thessalonians 3:2, with which in the Greek it is identical.

Verse 3. - But; in contrast with the men just mentioned. The Lord is faithful; as if the apostle had said," Man may be faithless, but the Lord is faithful" (see Romans 3:4). "In contrast to the infidelity of man, he praises the fidelity of God" (Bengel). By the Lord, Christ is meant. In the former Epistle, faithfulness is attributed to God (1 Thessalonians 5:24), here to Christ. This faithfulness of Christ consisted in watching over his Church, and in effecting its diffusion in spite of all the opposition of these unreasonable and wicked men. Who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil; or, the evil. The word "evil" may be either masculine or neuter: if masculine, then it denotes "the evil one;" if neuter, then "evil" in general. There is nothing in the word itself to determine its meaning; this must be learned from the context. Most commentators (Calvin, Bengel, Olshausen, Hofmann, Macknight, Ellicott, Eadie, and Bishop Alexander) suppose that the evil one is meant; and it is so rendered in the R.V.: "Guard you from the evil one." But it is better to take the word abstractly "evil" in general, whether evil persons or evil things; as a contrast to "every good word and work" (2 Thessalonians 2:17). So Alford, Lunemann, De Wette, Jowett, Lillie. There is the same difference of opinion with regard to the words in the Lord's Prayer: "Deliver us from evil;" or "from the evil one" (R.V.). Here, also, notwithstanding the high authorities on the opposite side, we consider that our Lord's words are not limited to the evil one, but are to be taken generally - "evil" in the widest sense, as being much more forcible. 3:1-5 Those who are far apart still may meet together at the throne of grace; and those not able to do or receive any other kindness, may in this way do and receive real and very great kindness. Enemies to the preaching of the gospel, and persecutors of its faithful preachers, are unreasonable and wicked men. Many do not believe the gospel; and no wonder if such are restless and show malice in their endeavours to oppose it. The evil of sin is the greatest evil, but there are other evils we need to be preserved from, and we have encouragement to depend upon the grace of God. When once the promise is made, the performance is sure and certain. The apostle had confidence in them, but that was founded upon his confidence in God; for there is otherwise no confidence in man. He prays for them for spiritual blessings. It is our sin and our misery, that we place our affections upon wrong objects. There is not true love of God, without faith in Jesus Christ. If, by the special grace of God, we have that faith which multitudes have not, we should earnestly pray that we may be enabled, without reserve, to obey his commands, and that we may be enabled, without reserve, to the love of God, and the patience of Christ.
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