1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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 for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

5:15 See that none - Watch over both yourselves and each other. Follow that which is good - Do it resolutely and perseveringly.

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.

5:18 For this - That you should thus rejoice, pray, give thanks. Is the will of God - Always good, always pointing at our salvation.

5:19 Quench not the Spirit - Wherever it is, it burns; it flames in holy love, in joy, prayer, thanksgiving. O quench it not, damp it not in yourself or others, either by neglecting to do good, or by doing evil!

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

  • Bulus Adams on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    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 on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    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!!
  • Let's examine, Praying Continually on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    Let 's examine, Pray Continually 1 Thessalonians 5:17 New International Version "pray continually " This can be confusing. Obviously, it cannot mean we are to be in a head-bowed, eyes-closed posture all day long. Paul is not referring to non-stop talking, but rather an attitude of God-consciousness and God-surrender that we carry with us all the time. Every waking moment is to be lived in an awareness that God is with us and that He is actively involved and engaged in our thoughts and actions By consulting with our Lord, at the work place, our marriage matters, our health etcetera. God can lead us and guide us in the right direction. The steps of a righteous man is ordered by the Lord.
  • Phyllis A Josleyn - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    EXCELLENT analysis/definition of what that translates to overall. Beautifully done. <3 <3 <3
  • MockingBird on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    We are to always be in a prayerful attitude at all times. I do not believe that God expects us to be on our knees all the time. All the time we are to be in a prayerful attitude. Ready at all times to pray. Always to have an attitude to pray where ever we are . I Thank God for prayer. Many think it is a great honor to be in the presence of a movie or rock star or a president of some nation It is a much Greater honor to be in the presence of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and God our Father !!!! Yes !! Amen !!!
  • 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.
  • Paul the slave on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    Pray without ceasing. This means simply that the Christian 's biblically saved life is marked by prayer and devotion. Leonard Ravenhill said he could tell how spiritual a man is by viewing his devotional life. How many hours yes hours do you spend in prayer? Or does God get your left overs? The 1st Commandment tells us to have no other gods before Him. This should be natural for the Christian. If you spend more time watching TV or internet browsing, then you need to examine your life.
  • Phyllis A Josleyn - in Reply on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    I would like to tweet your response, with your permission please.
  • Johnna Broussard on 1 Thessalonians 5:17
    I believe when he instructs us to pray without ceasing, its for the individual to not let go of what he she is believing for.That prayer is branded on d heart as an assurance that what was spoken will come to pass.
  • pray until u get what u r asking for.


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