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
    "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
  • Foxyrock
    Christ alone take home. he give us everthing we need for our soul.
  • Dedelou
    WOW... GLORIOUS IS the LIVING LORD JESUS... PRAISE the KING of GLORY for HIS WORD,, HIS TRUTH,, HIS PERFECT MATCHLESS PLAN thru the CROSS for all who WILL BELIEVE,, HE IS SAVIOR AND LORD,, HE IS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD... People get right with JESUS in your hearts and lives while you are still breathing.. There's NO OTHER WAY TO GET TO HEAVEN... THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO LIVE,, on either side grav
  • A disciple
    For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:9 I strongly advise everyone to read the Psalms carefully and prayerfully in order to realize and to understand that bearing up under tribulation, persecution, opposition and contradiction from the ungodly, is not wrath from God but A TOKEN OF THE GRACE OF GOD AND HIS SPIRIT ABIDING IN YOU! If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you ARE NOT OF THE WORLD, but the Lord Jesus Christ has severed you from other people that you should be His therefore the world hates you, as it hated Jesus before you. Our appointed portion in this life, is to be transformed into the image and likeness of God our Saviour, and in doing so, to bear up cheerfully under the sufferings of Christ while we await His return! Study the history of the Church, and you'll see that this has been the way of all Jesus' people in every age. Why should we the last generation before His coming want to have it any different from all our brothers and sisters who went before us? Don't be misled by the earthly-minded self-life serving errors of the ungodly! Be strong and persevere, be resilient and stand true and faithful to the end and Jesus will give us the crown of life.
  • J.Sathiyan
    Praise the LORD brothern your Mission's very very very use ful for more than soul's, GLORTY to GOD Praise the LORD Praise the LORD Praise the LORD Praise the LORD Praise the LORD Praise the LORD Praise the LORD

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