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

  • 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.
  • Paul the slave for verse 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.