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

  • 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
  • Cas
    A B S O L U T E L Y B E A U T I F U L thanks be to God thru JesusChrist !

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