1 Thessalonians

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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

  • 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!
  • Bruce
    Irene:verse nine says wrath, the wrath of God is not tribulation:tribulation is not the wrath of God. We will be accountable for all things we say!Matthew12:36 /did persecution and tribulation start when 1 said kill them all 2 yrs and under?When we standup preach salvation,let their Light shine, point to the cross? We are in the tribulation! Wrath for the lost
  • Irene123
    V.9 - as far as the church going thru the GREAT tribulation - v. 9 says - no; God hath NOT appointed us to wrath. I believe what my Lord Jesus says - not what man says that CONTRADICTS Jesus word.
  • Irene123
    Vs. 6-7; "Sober" - as well as being alert, watchful, the word also takes in drunkenness, v. 7. And worldly 'jesting'; there are times for Christian jesting, only 'times' - when the occasion calls for it, which, in His wisdom, will be very few.

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