The Judgment at Christ's Coming

2 Thessalonians 1

5 This is f evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be g considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering - 6 since indeed God considers it h just i to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to grant j relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when k the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven l with his mighty angels 8 m in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those n who do not know God and on those who o do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will suffer the punishment of p eternal destruction, q away from 1 the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 r when he comes on s that day t to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our u testimony to you v was believed. 11 To this end we w always pray for you, that our God may x make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every y work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus z may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. Cross References
    Philippians 1:28
    And not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 14:22
    Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
    Luke 20:35
    But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.
  3. Cross References
    Revelation 6:10
    They cried out with a loud voice, "O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 23:22
    But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
    Joel 3:4
    What are you to me, O Tyre and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you paying me back for something? If you are paying me back, I will return your payment on your own head swiftly and speedily.
    Joel 3:7
    Behold, I will stir them up from the place to which you have sold them, and I will return your payment on your own head.
  5. Cross References
    Revelation 6:11
    Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.
    Revelation 11:18
    The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.
    Revelation 14:13
    And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!
  6. Cross References
    Luke 17:30
    So will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
  7. Cross References
    Jude 1:14
    It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 66:15 - 16
    For behold, the Lord will come in fire, and his...
    Matthew 25:41
    Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart ...
    1 Corinthians 3:13
    Each one's work will become manifest, for the D...
    Hebrews 10:27
    But a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fu...
    Hebrews 12:29
    For our God is a consuming fire.
    2 Peter 3:7
    But by the same word the heavens and earth that...
    Malachi 4:1
    For behold, the day is coming, burning like an ...
  9. Cross References
    Galatians 4:8
    Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 2:8
    But for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
  11. Cross References
    Philippians 3:19
    Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
    1 Thessalonians 5:3
    While people are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 2:10
    Enter into the rock and hide in the dust from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty.
    Isaiah 2:19
    And people shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.
    Isaiah 2:21
    To enter the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to terrify the earth.
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  13. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:10
    And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
  14. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:13
    Each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 89:7
    A God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?
    Isaiah 49:3
    And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
    John 17:10
    All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.
  16. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:6
    Even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you -
  17. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 2:1
    For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain.
    1 Thessalonians 2:13
    And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
    1 Timothy 3:16
    Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
  18. Cross References
    Colossians 1:9
    And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
  19. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 1:5
    This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering -
  20. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:3
    Remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  21. Cross References
    Isaiah 66:5
    Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word: "Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for my name's sake have said, 'Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy'; but it is they who shall be put to shame.
    Acts 13:48
    And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.
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