1 Thessalonians 5:7
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For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:7
For they that sleepe, sleepe in the night, and they that bee drunken, are drunken in the night.- King James Version (1611)
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For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.- New American Standard Version (1995)
For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.- American Standard Version (1901)
For those who are sleeping do so in the night; and those who are the worse for drink are so in the night;- Basic English Bible
for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;- Darby Bible
For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night. - Douay Rheims Bible
For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunken, are drunken in the night. - Webster's Bible
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who drink freely, drink at night.- Weymouth Bible
For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.- World English Bible
For thei that slepen, slepen in the niyt, and thei that ben drunkun, ben drunkun in the niyt.- Wycliffe Bible
for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken,- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:7
5:7 They usually sleep and are drunken in the night - These things do not love the light.
View People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:7
1Th 5:7 They that sleep sleep in the night. Hence, Christians who are of the day (1Th 5:5), should be wakeful and watching. They that be drunken are drunken in the night. In most countries they are ashamed to be seen intoxicated, and hence choose the night. In the East it is so. Peter thought the fact that it was day, and only nine o'clock, was proof that the scenes of Pentecost were not due to wine (Ac 2:15).
kwame fianko danso's comment on 2012-09-19 22:25:12:
I think that the scripture is talking about being filled with the spirit. It says those who get filled, do so at night and they who sleep, sleep. It doesn't mean you cannot be drunken (filled with the spirit) in the day but the concentration and sacrifice of staying awake makes you filled even faster and stronger. Those who chant do so mostly at night. The night is when watchmen watch!thank you
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