1 Thessalonians 5:14

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now we exhort you, brethren, warne them that are vnruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weake, be patient toward all men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And our desire is that you will keep control over those whose lives are not well ordered, giving comfort to the feeble-hearted, supporting those with little strength, and putting up with much from all.
- Basic English Bible

But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all.
- Darby Bible

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient towards all men.
- Webster's Bible

And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, comfort the timid, sustain the weak, and be patient towards all.
- Weymouth Bible

We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.
- World English Bible

And, britheren, we preien you, repreue ye vnpesible men. Coumforte ye men of litil herte, resseyue ye sijke men, be ye pacient to alle men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the infirm, be patient unto all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:14


5:14 Warn the disorderly - Them that stand, as it were, out of their rank in the spiritual warfare. Some such were even in that church. The feeble - minded - Literally, them of little soul; such as have no spiritual courage.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:14


1Th 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren. The duties named in this section are those of the elders especially, but in a lesser sense the duty of all. Warn them that are unruly. Those who are wayward, inconsistent, and disposed to follow their own will. Comfort the feebleminded. Timid ones, who are easily discouraged by persecution, or cast down by trouble. Support the weak. Those weak in faith.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5:14

  • Lord comfort me i have sinned against you i am febble minded i have lost my faith restore it and save me oh god
  • Julia Penn for verse 14
    I am not clear on this verse as it relates to shut-ins members. Please explain some more
  • Claude B. Victory for verse 14
    1 Thessalonians 5:14 is a word straight from the throne of God. We are not all strong, we are not all weak. God died for all creatures, the whole household of faith, which has a diversity of characters and personalities. Love conquers all. Patience, patience, patience.. God has control over himself, which is divine patience. What if God had mood swings and was not patient with his creation. Where should I stay, and what would happen?

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