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

  • Dannielle
    Verse 20 and 21... Despise not prophesyings. (1. A foretelling; prediction; a declaration of something to come. As God only knows future events with certainty, no being but God or some person informed by him, can utter a real prophecy. The prophecies recorded in Scripture, when fulfilled, afford most convincing evidence of the divine original of the Scriptures
  • Betty freeman
    This chapter ment. A lot. To me iwould love to receive verses from you each day if i can thank you betty freeman
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 75:1 UNTO THEE O GOD DO WE GIVE THANKS UNTO THEE DO WE GIVE THANKS FOR THAT THY NAME IS NEAR THY WONDROUS WORKS DECLARE PSALM 27:7 THAT I MAY PUBLISH WITH THE VOICE OF THANKSGIVING AND TELL OF ALL THY WONDROUS WORKS ROMANS 8:28 AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT --- LOVE GOD --- TO THEM WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE PROVERBS 1:33 BUT WHOSO HEARKENETH UNTO ME SHALL DWELL SAFELY AND SHALL BE QUIET FROM FEAR OF EVIL ECCLESIASTES 8:5 WHOSO KEEPETH THE COMMANDMENT SHALL FEEL NO EVIL THING AND A WISE MANS HEART DISCERNETH BOTH TIME AND JUDGEMENT PSALM 140:13 SURELY THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL GIVE THANKS UNTO THY NAME THE UPRIGHT SHALL DWELL IN THY PRESENCE PSALM 12:3 THE LORD SHALL CUT OFF ALL FLATTERING LIPS AND THE TONGUE THAT SPEAKETH PROUD THINGS --12:4--WHO HAVE SAID WITH OUR TONGUE WILL WE PREVAIL OUR LIPS ARE OUR OWN WHO IS LORD OVER US
  • Mark allison
    Cheryl / this is talking about last days as Jesus returns and be ready !! read acts chapter 2 as this is also talking about the last days before his return . read as it goes along with this . the lord will put out his spirt on all flesh and you can read the rest . god bless you
  • A disciple
    "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." As long as we are in the world we will have tribulation, and every generation has had something serious to deal with. While we see so many bad things happening, and getting worse and worse, it should move us to search and try our hearts and repent, and set in order all our ways before we come before Him.
  • Cheryl
    Explain verse 20

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