1 Thessalonians 5:9

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God hath not appointed vs to wrath: but to obtaine saluation by our Lord Iesus Christ,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God appointed us not into wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God's purpose for us is not wrath, but salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Basic English Bible

because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Darby Bible

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Webster's Bible

For God has not pre-destined us to meet His anger, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ;
- Weymouth Bible

For God didn't appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- World English Bible

For God puttide not vs in to wraththe, but in to the purchasing of heelthe bi oure Lord Jhesu Crist, that was deed for vs;
- Wycliffe Bible

because God did not appoint us to anger, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:9


5:9 God hath not appointed us to wrath - As he hath the obstinately impenitent.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:9


1Th 5:9 God hath not appointed us to wrath. Hence it is our privilege to hope for salvation through Christ.

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!