1 Thessalonians 5:2

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For your selues knowe perfectly that the day of the Lord so commeth as a thiefe in the night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you yourselves have the knowledge that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
- Basic English Bible

for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of [the] Lord so comes as a thief by night.
- Darby Bible

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
- Webster's Bible

For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
- Weymouth Bible

For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
- World English Bible

For ye silf witen diligentli, that the dai of the Lord schal come, as a theef in the niyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:2


5:2 For this in general ye do know; and ye can and need know no more.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:2


1Th 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly. They had been fully taught that the time of the Lord's coming was unrevealed, and that it would be unexpected. Compare Mt 24:43 2Th 2:2 2Pe 3:10 Joe 1:15. The day of the Lord. Not alone, the day of each individual's death, nor the destruction of Jerusalem, not of the final coming of the Lord at the end of the world, but rather it may be applied to all of these. As a thief in the night. Without warning. Compare Lu 12:39 Re 3:3.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5

  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 THE RAPTURE 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 second coming
  • A disciple
    "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." If you have ever known a thief, or got to know how they think and work; you'd better understand the way the Lord uses this for a comparison. But in addition to the way the thief works, which is important to know about the Day of the LORD; the fact that He has had His eye on them and planning well ahead.
  • Ray
    Romans 12:12 12 Rejoicing in hope patient in tribulation continuing instant in prayer All saved born again child of God have tribulation in there life, but there is going to be a 7 year tribulation that Daniel speaks about. Daniel 9:24-27 Jacobs trouble. We are not in it, the Rapture will come before Jacobs trouble. Then comes the second coming of Jesus Christ. Zechariah 14:2-4
  • A disciple
    Thank you Ray for your intelligent post; very good! It is because of the very common fantasy MIS-teaching about the Rapture being seven years before the Tribulation, that many are completely scandalized by the idea of actually having to suffer on account of their faith in Jesus. Their Pastors and Teachers have caused this, and will be held accountable for all who might be lost because of it.
  • Bruce
    Ray: We are in The Tribulation. It started a few Thousand years ago.--In The World Ye shall have Tribulation---. John 16:33 /--- We Glory in Tribulations---Romans 5:3. Tribulation is for The Saved. Wrath is for The Lost. No one knows when The Rapture happens. If We are here when The Wrath comes We will be Protected by The Blood. We Shall be Saved from Wrath through Him. Romans 5:9. Keep looking Up
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. This verse is talking about the Rapture that will happen before the tribulation. The second coming of Jesus will be in the tribulation when he come down on the Mount of Olive to save the believers. Zechariah 14:2-4

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