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.

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