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

  • Will
    I'm happy to be a member of this house
  • Lilian
    We are saved by his grace. We are the children of the most high God who came in flesh. Therefore Brethren we must be Born Again in Spirit and not in the flesh. Shake off the ungodly things our disobedience to God's words are wrathful and against the Holy Spirit. GOD is good all the time. He is faithful to his words that as long as He lives you shall live also what a wonderful Savior. Amen
  • Bob Marshall
    Ephesians 2:1-9 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • MockingBird
    There is an appointment for the ungodly , which is the wrath of God : there is an appointment for the Godly ,those that are in Christ Jesus , salvation . God's people are not appointed to wrath . I obtain salvation through my Lord Jesus Christ !!!
  • God's Gengar
    Wrath is caused by lack of spiritual substance. Wrath is excessive rage, outrages caused by little things. When someone is wrathful, they lose... a hymn says: victory. victory. shall be mine. if i hold my peace and let the lord fight my battles. victory. victory, shall be mine.
  • Carol Karam
    I think that forgiveness and salvation is there for the asking, HE welcomes us with open arms, we just have to ask and accept.

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