1 Thessalonians 5:4

“But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But ye, brethren, are not in darkenesse, that that day should ouertake you as a thiefe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you, my brothers, are not in the dark, for that day to overtake you like a thief:
- Basic English Bible

But *ye*, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:
- Darby Bible

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
- Webster's Bible

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that daylight should surprise you like a thief;
- Weymouth Bible

But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.
- World English Bible

But, britheren, ye ben not in derknessis, that the ilke dai as a theef catche you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:4


5:4 Ye are not in darkness - Sleeping secure in sin.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:4


1Th 5:4 Ye, brethren, are not in darkness. The Christian has been fully instructed, is a child of the light, and knows that he must always be ready. He follows the Light of the World (Joh 8:12 9:5).

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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