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).

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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