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

  • 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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