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

  • Irene123
    Tosha - I'm just really very curious; on which comment were you basing your comment about 'appearance'? I'd like to read it.
  • Tosha
    My comment is this, who judges your appearance? Their is only one God, and he has allowed a few to write some things of what he expects, but unless u have read the entire bible and extra bks, u have no idea what the start of what God our creator expects of our appearance.
  • A disciple
    Irene; Ever since Cain and Abel, the Righteous have had to bear with the tribulations imposed on them by those who despise and reject the Word of the Anointed Saviour. In fact it was generally the Sentence passed on us as a species because of Adam's sin, that we have tribulation, toil and sorrow: a "trade off" if you will, for being allowed to live the rest of our lives, in faith of Christ coming.
  • Irene123
    Jesus' saints don't 'reject' His wrath; they can't; they can only reject His salvation. The wrath to come (Great Trib.) is coming to the unsaved - who reject His salvation; after those 7 yrs. then His 1.000 yr. reign, then the final judgement.
  • A disciple
    There seems here to be some misunderstanding about "tribulation," and as to whether the Saints must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. But when someone comes along and suggests that tribulation is the same as God's wrath, and something we should reject; they unwittingly make themselves enemies of the Cross; and we find that a snare from the devil has been laid before us!
  • Bruce
    Irene:verse nine says wrath, the wrath of God is not tribulation:tribulation is not the wrath of God. We will be accountable for all things we say!Matthew12:36 /did persecution and tribulation start when 1 said kill them all 2 yrs and under?When we standup preach salvation,let their Light shine, point to the cross? We are in the tribulation! Wrath for the lost

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