1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In euery thing giue thankes: for this is the will of God in Christ Iesus concerning you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In everything give praise: for this is the purpose of God in Christ Jesus for you.
- Basic English Bible

in everything give thanks, for this is [the] will of God in Christ Jesus towards you;
- Darby Bible

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
- Webster's Bible

In every circumstance of life be thankful; for this is God's will in Christ Jesus respecting you.
- Weymouth Bible

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
- World English Bible

For this is the wille of God in Crist Jhesu, in alle you.
- Wycliffe Bible

in every thing give thanks, for this [is] the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:18


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


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:18


1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks. Always be thankful for God's benefits, and always express your thanks. For scriptural examples, see Ac 27:35 2Co 1:11 Act 28:15 Eph 5:20. This is the will of God. The three duties just named are probably comprehended (1Th 5:16,17).

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.
  • Diane Collins
    Pray until you can't pray no more this the only thing God said to do with out ceasing, if you continue to pray we will win every war cause the devil don't stop.
  • 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!