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

  • Dannielle
    Verse 20 and 21... Despise not prophesyings. (1. A foretelling; prediction; a declaration of something to come. As God only knows future events with certainty, no being but God or some person informed by him, can utter a real prophecy. The prophecies recorded in Scripture, when fulfilled, afford most convincing evidence of the divine original of the Scriptures
  • Betty freeman
    This chapter ment. A lot. To me iwould love to receive verses from you each day if i can thank you betty freeman
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 75:1 UNTO THEE O GOD DO WE GIVE THANKS UNTO THEE DO WE GIVE THANKS FOR THAT THY NAME IS NEAR THY WONDROUS WORKS DECLARE PSALM 27:7 THAT I MAY PUBLISH WITH THE VOICE OF THANKSGIVING AND TELL OF ALL THY WONDROUS WORKS ROMANS 8:28 AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT --- LOVE GOD --- TO THEM WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE PROVERBS 1:33 BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL ECCLESIASTES 8:5 WHOSO KEEPETH THE COMMANDMENT SHALL FEEL NO EVIL THING AND A WISE MANS HEART DISCERNETH BOTH TIME AND JUDGEMENT PSALM 140:13 SURELY THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL GIVE THANKS UNTO THY NAME THE UPRIGHT SHALL DWELL IN THY PRESENCE PSALM 12:3 THE LORD SHALL CUT OFF ALL FLATTERING LIPS AND THE TONGUE THAT SPEAKETH PROUD THINGS --12:4--WHO HAVE SAID WITH OUR TONGUE WILL WE PREVAIL OUR LIPS ARE OUR OWN WHO IS LORD OVER US
  • Mark allison
    Cheryl / this is talking about last days as Jesus returns and be ready !! read acts chapter 2 as this is also talking about the last days before his return . read as it goes along with this . the lord will put out his spirt on all flesh and you can read the rest . god bless you
  • A disciple
    "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." As long as we are in the world we will have tribulation, and every generation has had something serious to deal with. While we see so many bad things happening, and getting worse and worse, it should move us to search and try our hearts and repent, and set in order all our ways before we come before Him.
  • Cheryl
    Explain verse 20

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