1 Thessalonians 5:27

“I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I charge you by the Lord, that this Epistle bee read vnto all the holy brethren.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I give orders in the name of the Lord that all the brothers are to be present at the reading of this letter.
- Basic English Bible

I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the [holy] brethren.
- Darby Bible

I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.
- Webster's Bible

I solemnly charge you in the Lord's name to have this Letter read to all the brethren.
- Weymouth Bible

I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.
- World English Bible

Y coniure you bi the Lord, that this pistle be red to alle hooli britheren.
- Wycliffe Bible

I charge you [by] the Lord, that the letter be read to all the holy brethren;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:27


5:27 I charge you by the Lord - Christ, to whom proper divine worship is here paid. That this epistle - The first he wrote. Be read to all the brethren - That is, in all the churches. They might have concealed it out of modesty, had not this been so solemnly enjoined: but what Paul commands under so strong an adjuration, Rome forbids under pain of excommunication.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:27


1Th 5:27 I charge you by the Lord. His affectionate solicitude impels this solemn charge. Otherwise those in charge of the new church might think the letter was for them specially and that they were to teach its spirit and thoughts to the people. That this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. In the public assembly.

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