1 Thessalonians 5:7

“For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they that sleepe, sleepe in the night, and they that bee drunken, are drunken in the night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For those who are sleeping do so in the night; and those who are the worse for drink are so in the night;
- Basic English Bible

for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;
- Darby Bible

For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunken, are drunken in the night.
- Webster's Bible

For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who drink freely, drink at night.
- Weymouth Bible

For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.
- World English Bible

For thei that slepen, slepen in the niyt, and thei that ben drunkun, ben drunkun in the niyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:7


5:7 They usually sleep and are drunken in the night - These things do not love the light.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:7


1Th 5:7 They that sleep sleep in the night. Hence, Christians who are of the day (1Th 5:5), should be wakeful and watching. They that be drunken are drunken in the night. In most countries they are ashamed to be seen intoxicated, and hence choose the night. In the East it is so. Peter thought the fact that it was day, and only nine o'clock, was proof that the scenes of Pentecost were not due to wine (Ac 2:15).

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5:7

  • It 's speaking of sleep meaning ignorant and not reading the word and drunks who don 't care too.
  • Kwame fianko danso for verse 7
    I think that the scripture is talking about being filled with the spirit. It says those who get filled, do so at night and they who sleep, sleep. It doesn't mean you cannot be drunken (filled with the spirit) in the day but the concentration and sacrifice of staying awake makes you filled even faster and stronger. Those who chant do so mostly at night. The night is when watchmen watch!thank you

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