1 Thessalonians 5:5

“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkenesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For you are all sons of light and of the day: we are not of the night or of the dark.
- Basic English Bible

for all *ye* are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.
- Darby Bible

Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
- Webster's Bible

for all of you are sons of Light and sons of the day. We belong neither to the night nor to darkness.
- Weymouth Bible

You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness,
- World English Bible

For alle ye ben the sones of liyt, and sones of dai; we ben not of niyt, nether of derknessis.
- Wycliffe Bible

all ye are sons of light, and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:5


1Th 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day. They are of the light, of the day, because they have come to Christ for light, and are taught of him. Hence on this subject they are fully informed. We are not of the night, nor of darkness. Those are "of the night", who turn away from the light and refuse to accept it.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5

  • Irene123
    Tosha - I'm just really very curious; on which comment were you basing your comment about 'appearance'? I'd like to read it.
  • Tosha
    My comment is this, who judges your appearance? Their is only one God, and he has allowed a few to write some things of what he expects, but unless u have read the entire bible and extra bks, u have no idea what the start of what God our creator expects of our appearance.
  • Diane Collins
    Pray until you can't pray no more this the only thing God said to do with out ceasing, if you continue to pray we will win every war cause the devil don't stop.
  • A disciple
    Irene; Ever since Cain and Abel, the Righteous have had to bear with the tribulations imposed on them by those who despise and reject the Word of the Anointed Saviour. In fact it was generally the Sentence passed on us as a species because of Adam's sin, that we have tribulation, toil and sorrow: a "trade off" if you will, for being allowed to live the rest of our lives, in faith of Christ coming.
  • Irene123
    Jesus' saints don't 'reject' His wrath; they can't; they can only reject His salvation. The wrath to come (Great Trib.) is coming to the unsaved - who reject His salvation; after those 7 yrs. then His 1.000 yr. reign, then the final judgement.
  • A disciple
    There seems here to be some misunderstanding about "tribulation," and as to whether the Saints must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. But when someone comes along and suggests that tribulation is the same as God's wrath, and something we should reject; they unwittingly make themselves enemies of the Cross; and we find that a snare from the devil has been laid before us!

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