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 5:6

  • Deborah for verse 6
    I believe this means we are to always be alert and aware of our surroundings. Sober is a state of mind.....aware, alert, ready for the coming of the Lord.
  • Jonz n mimie for verse 6
    we must just keep the arletness and patience and waiting in anticipation for christ
  • The apostle Paul encouraged fellow believers not to "sleep on the rest do". One can 'sleep on' by ignoring Jehovah's moral standards. We must make sure that ungodly individuals do not influence us to adkpt their ways and attitudes.
  • Anonymous for verse 6
    it means not toe be in unawareness of the spiritual ream but to always acknowledge god and stay in his will at all times to be ready.
  • Cheryl lynn for verse 6
    I believe this literally means be sober not drunk. Many people think it is ok to go out drinking, but that makes us slothful and do things that are unseemly in the sight of God. We must be ready at all times in case the Lord returns.

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