1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Pray without ceasing:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

pray without ceasing;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

pray without ceasing;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep on with your prayers.
- Basic English Bible

pray unceasingly;
- Darby Bible

Pray without ceasing.
- Webster's Bible

Be unceasing in prayer.
- Weymouth Bible

Pray without ceasing.
- World English Bible

in alle thingis do ye thankyngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

continually pray ye;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing. See notes on Lu 18:1 Eph 6:18.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

  • Ronnie Bray for verse 17
    To pray without ceasing is to have a prayerful heart that is continually focused on Heavenly Father in everything we do. Thus our actions will always have a sacramental element that aids us to avoid the snares of the evil one and to remain closely connected with Almighty God and with his only begotten son Jesus Christ. Those with prayerful hearts will please God and not become ensnared in evil.
  • Bulus Adams for verse 17
    oh yes what am thinking about this is that, if we cease to pray will will be disconnected to God which if we do that, we are on our own. it is very important to pray continuously without ceasing. it is encouraging us persist in prayers.
  • Lorraine for verse 17
    pray in the Moring, pray in the evening, pray in the noon time, pray at night pray, pray, pray even when you think nothing is going your way, pray when your happy, and when everything is going your way NEVER STOP this is what we are put here for the Love of God!!
  • pray without ceasing, doesn 't take the place of time alone in prayerwwith God. However , it is a joyful experience to unite the Lord who lays burdens to our hearts. we can 't always stop and kneel , but our heart attitude can still " be " Praying without ceasing.
  • This shows how important it is to persevere in prayer. Pray is not a one time thing. We must continue to pray daily. The privilege of prayer has been given to us and we can use it as often as we would like and pray whenever we may like.
  • Olabode for verse 17
    Jesus said prayer is the key. So we are expected to pray at any time at anywhere. Prayer is needed in all areas of life. Jesus said man ought to pray.