1 Thessalonians

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1 Thessalonians 5:3

“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For when they shal say, Peace and safety: then sudden destructiō commeth vpon them, as trauaile vpon a woman with childe, and they shall not escape.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

While they are saying, "Peace and safety! then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.
- American Standard Version (1901)

When they say, There is peace and no danger, then sudden destruction will come on them, as birth-pains on a woman with child; and they will not be able to get away from it.
- Basic English Bible

When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and they shall in no wise escape.
- Darby Bible

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
- Webster's Bible

While they are saying "Peace and safety!" then in a moment destruction falls upon them, like birth-pains on a woman who is with child; and escape there is none.
- Weymouth Bible

For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.
- World English Bible

For whanne thei schulen seie pees is, and sikirnesse, thanne sudeyn deth schal come on hem, as sorewe to a womman that is with child, and thei schulen not scape.
- Wycliffe Bible

for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail [doth] her who is with child, and they shall not escape;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:3


5:3 When they - The men of the world say.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:3


1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety. When the thoughtless are persuading themselves that there is no ground for apprehension, then sudden destruction cometh upon them. Then destruction shall come as suddenly as the pangs of childbirth.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5

  • Sunil passi
    I love jesus and those who walk in his way
  • Pamela
    this is a real bible said, i like the words,that jesus said prayer is the key
  • MockingBird
    We cannot always be in our prayer time : I believe what God is saying here is that we are to always be in a prayerfull attitude at all times. No matter where or what we are doing to always be aware of the presence of God in our lives.
  • Robert Cundiff
    I just love this 1 Thess. 5:9 Salvation!
  • Ronnie Bray for verse 17
    To pray without ceasing is to have a prayerful heart that is continually focused on Heavenly Father in everything we do. Thus our actions will always have a sacramental element that aids us to avoid the snares of the evil one and to remain closely connected with Almighty God and with his only begotten son Jesus Christ. Those with prayerful hearts will please God and not become ensnared in evil.
  • So that we can stay intouch to our creator so we can be guided by Him in our daily routines, as the bibles tells us to pray so we dont fall into tempations.

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