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

  • Dianna
    On verse 22-Abstain from the appearance of evil. Don't touch it, don't get close to it, have nothing to do with it. Turn from it and run as fast as you can in the other direction. You will reap what you sow and you will lie in the bed you make. God does not want us to sin and knows sin better than anyone. We need to listento Him and obey him.
  • Jennifer Bentsi-Enchill
    God is great and greatly to be praised!!! I have found this to be true. The key to victory in our lives is to give praise regardless of the situation. If we can focus our eyes on Him through the darkness His light will shine. I have learnt to live a life of praise and thanks giving and it works. When praises go up the blessing comes down because He is faithful who has promised. We are created to praise Him. Glory to the Most High King.
  • Lilian
    Jesus is preparing a mansion for us for those who follow him and obey his words. Lets accept Jesus and live like Jesus until rapture. For He is our Rock and Salvation . We are appointed to be as a Head not a tail. Amen
  • BERNARD
    I GIVE THANKS FOR EVERYTHING. THAT GOD HAS DONE IN MY LIFE AND MY FAMILIES.
  • Patricia Grant
    Praise the Lord,everybody,for it is good to give thanks to the lord for he is great better than good, for with out Jesus we can do nothing, he is everything we need, we must rejoice and be glad in him blessing to all !!!
  • Will
    I'm happy to be a member of this house

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