1 Thessalonians 5:21

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Proue all things: hold fast that which is good.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But examine everything {carefully;} hold fast to that which is good;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

prove all things; hold fast that which is good;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let all things be tested; keep to what is good;
- Basic English Bible

but prove all things, hold fast the right;
- Darby Bible

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
- Webster's Bible

but test all such, and retain hold of the good.
- Weymouth Bible

Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.
- World English Bible

But preue ye alle thingis, and holde ye that thing that is good.
- Wycliffe Bible

all things prove; that which is good hold fast;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:21


5:21 Meantime, prove all things - Which any preacher recommends. (He speaks of practice, not of doctrines.) Try every advice by the touchstone of scripture, and hold fast that which is good - Zealously, resolutely, diligently practise it, in spite of all opposition.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:21


1Th 5:21 Prove all things. What was spoken they must put to the test, they must hold fast to. There were those who could "discern spirits" (1Co 12:10). There were also rules for testing (1Jo 4:1-8).

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