1 Thessalonians 5:16

“Rejoice evermore.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Reioyce euermore:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Rejoice always;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rejoice always;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have joy at all times.
- Basic English Bible

rejoice always;
- Darby Bible

Rejoice evermore.
- Webster's Bible

Be always joyful.
- Weymouth Bible

Rejoice always.
- World English Bible

Euere more ioye ye; without ceessing preye ye;
- Wycliffe Bible

always rejoice ye;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:16


5:16 Rejoice evermore - In uninterrupted happiness in God. Pray without ceasing - Which is the fruit of always rejoicing in the Lord. In everything give thanks - Which is the fruit of both the former. This is Christian perfection. Farther than this we cannot go; and we need not stop short of it. Our Lord has purchased joy, as well as righteousness, for us. It is the very design of the gospel that, being saved from guilt, we should be happy in the love of Christ. Prayer may be said to be the breath of our spiritual life. He that lives cannot possibly cease breathing. So much as we really enjoy of the presence of God, so much prayer and praise do we offer up without ceasing; else our rejoicing is but delusion. Thanksgiving is inseparable from true prayer: it is almost essentially connected with it. He that always prays is ever giving praise, whether in ease or pain, both for prosperity and for the greatest adversity. He blesses God for all things, looks on them as coming from him, and receives them only for his sake; not choosing nor refusing, liking nor disliking, anything, but only as it is agreeable or disagreeable to his perfect will.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:16


1Th 5:16 Rejoice evermore. Religion is not sullen and sour, but full of joy; so full that the saint can even be joyous when all the world seems to frown. He has a hidden source of joy, a present Savior, a blessed hope.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5:16

  • Deborah Smith for verse 16
    to pray without thinking about it like is a natural thing that children God do.
  • Ogechisegunomage for verse 16
    Rejoice Evermore is living your life each day as if you are living for christ Believers should rejoice before God at all times in plenty surplus fire water and scarcity
  • Daniel Murage for verse 16
    YES.WE do accept that God is in total control of the universe and all that happens cannot happen unless God knows it will give forth good to his people and bring him glory in the end...

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