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 5:18

  • Giving thanks is not necessarily something you force yourself to do. Rather, as you meditate on the daily benefits that God loads you with,you cannot help it but to start thanking Him. His praise flows automatically and naturally from your heart and from your lips. Thus His will is accomplished in that our Father delights in seeing us joyful and content.
  • Mr howe for verse 18
    the first word going to bed give thanks and the first when you rose fr sleep give thanks to the Lord fa sore without god its impassable
  • Peace chawinga for verse 18
    Giving thanks activate blessings from God. The moment we give thanks in crisis, it activates blessing to the point that everything is turned to our own good. If it was an enemy troubling us. The moment we give thanks that 's a sign that the enemy will see us growing and glorify us
  • Randall Scott Gray for verse 18
    God has shown me favour, I call it grace cause grace to me is the greatest gift from such merciful and loving God.
  • Anthony for verse 18
    God has given me life and I shall always give praise and thanks to him and I will follow him forever.This what I see from 1 Thessalonians 5 18.
  • Bosede adelakun ojerinde for verse 18
    Thanksgiving is a key to move the hand of God to favour us