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

  • BSP
    Verse 20 reminds us that we should take prophecies very seriously and not despise them.
  • BSP
    We should give thanks for everything as verse 18 shows.
  • Pearl
    I praise him for the peace and joy he has given me. He is my rock annd Lord.
  • 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 !!!
  • 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.
  • Lenora
    I wish that this chapter was read to all the brenthen as asked in verse 27, but even more that the real saints of God would began to be doers and not just hearers alone. My biggest struggle has been with those who proclaim the name of Christ. Therefore making the pursue of Christ harder than it should be.

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