2 Thessalonians 1:7

Rest with us (anesin meq hmwn). Let up, release. Old word from anihmi, from troubles here ( 2 Corinthians 2:13 ; 2 Corinthians 7:5 ; 2 Corinthians 8:13 ), and hereafter as in this verse. Vivid word. They shared suffering with Paul (verse 2 Corinthians 5 ) and so they will share (meq) the rest. At the revelation of the Lord Jesus (en th apokalupsei tou Kuriou Ihsou). Here the Parousia ( 1 Thessalonians 2:19 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:13 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ) is pictured as a Revelation (Un-veiling, apo-kalupsi) of the Messiah as in 1 Peter 1:1 1 Corinthians 1:7, 1Pe_1:7,13 1 Corinthians 1:7 1 Corinthians 13 (cf. Luke 17:30 ). At this Unveiling of the Messiah there will come the recompense (verse 2 Thessalonians 1:6 ) to the persecutors and the rest from the persecutions. This Revelation will be from heaven (ap ouranou) as to place and with the angels of his power (met aggelwn dunamew autou) as the retinue and in flaming fire (en puri plogo, in a fire of flame, fire characterized by flame). In Acts 7:30 the text is flame of fire where puro is genitive (like Isaiah 66:15 ) rather than plogo as here ( Exodus 3:2 ).