1 Thessalonians 1:4

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Knowing, brethren beloued, your election of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

knowing, brethren beloved by God, {His} choice of you;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being conscious, my brothers, dear to God, that you have been marked out by God's purpose;
- Basic English Bible

knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election.
- Darby Bible

Knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election.
- Webster's Bible

knowing as we do, brethren, that you are beloved by God and that He has chosen you.
- Weymouth Bible

We know, brothers loved by God, that you are chosen,
- World English Bible

Ye louyde britheren of God, we witinge youre chesing;
- Wycliffe Bible

having known, brethren beloved, by God, your election,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

1:4 Knowing your election - Which is through faith, by these plain proofs.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

1Th 1:4 Knowing . . . your election of God. That you are of the elect, the "chosen nation" (Ps 33:12 1Pe 2:9). All Christians were the elect, and the expression is another way of saying, "Knowing that you have become Christians".

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

  • Wendy robertson on 1 Thessalonians 1:4
    Did God choose me before I was born? If so, doesn't that mean I knew Him before I was born?
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 1:4
    That is true, that God knows each one of us before we were born & also before the thoughts or plans of our parents to conceive. That's why it becomes such a great tragedy when a life is lost in the womb, especially so if it is aborted. God even knew this would happen & the life that was to be a privilege & blessing to the couple had to be returned to the One Who gave it.

    But an embryo is unaware of anything else apart from any activity within its tiny frame to survive. Unlike the belief by some religions, the Bible doesn't show that we had any existence prior to our conception & birth & therefore there should be no reason to believe that an unborn child has any other past or any recollections of it or of God. Just my opinion.
  • You were seen in your mothers womb - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 1:4
    God chooses us. He sees us in the womb.

    Sometimes he calls prophets from the womb. Isaiah and Jeremiah were. David was a King of Israel. John the Baptist is the fulfillment of the prophesy of "a voice crying in the wilderness."

    He has a purpose for all of His children. We need to ask Him what that is :)

    I was aware of Someone who felt to me like a companion when I was very young; 4 yrs. I was "saved" from accidents or illness, many times. I strayed as a young adult, but when it was time; I was was saved.

    Many people share that same testimony.

    I hope this helps. Mishael
  • By Charles H. Spurgeon on 1 Thessalonians 1:4
    There will be no doubt about his having chosen you, when you have chosen him.


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