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 5:4

  • One of the most illumanating verses in the New testament.
  • There are signs in the bible that that day is revealed (rapture or the comming of Christ) to true believers, the delivered. So we are NOT in darkness, but in light and should NOT be overtaken as a thief
  • William chabot for verse 4
    The children of light are watching....Praying....crying for MERCY FOR Themselves and their families
  • William chabot for verse 4
    The children of light....THEY watch..THEY know. GOD WARNED NOAH....GOD WARNED JONAH....GOD WARNED LOT.....OUR warning is nigh

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