1 Thessalonians 5:6

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore let vs not sleepe, as doe others: but let vs watch and be sober.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So then, let us not take our rest as the others do, but let us be self-controlled and awake.
- Basic English Bible

So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;
- Darby Bible

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
- Webster's Bible

So then let us not sleep, like the rest of the world, but let us keep awake and be sober.
- Weymouth Bible

so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.
- World English Bible

Therfor slepe we not as othere; but wake we, and be we sobre.
- Wycliffe Bible

so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:6

5:6 Awake, and keep awake - Being awakened, let us have all our spiritual senses about us.

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:6

1Th 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others. Since Christians are of the day, they should be wide awake. Day is not the time for sleep. A sleep of the spiritual faculties, which renders one insensible to danger, is meant. Instead of sleeping, Christians should watch and be sober minded. For a comment declaring how we should obey this, turn to Lu 21:34,36.

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.
  • 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!
  • Bruce
    Irene:verse nine says wrath, the wrath of God is not tribulation:tribulation is not the wrath of God. We will be accountable for all things we say!Matthew12:36 /did persecution and tribulation start when 1 said kill them all 2 yrs and under?When we standup preach salvation,let their Light shine, point to the cross? We are in the tribulation! Wrath for the lost

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