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

  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 THE RAPTURE 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 second coming
  • A disciple
    "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." If you have ever known a thief, or got to know how they think and work; you'd better understand the way the Lord uses this for a comparison. But in addition to the way the thief works, which is important to know about the Day of the LORD; the fact that He has had His eye on them and planning well ahead.
  • Ray
    Romans 12:12 12 Rejoicing in hope patient in tribulation continuing instant in prayer All saved born again child of God have tribulation in there life, but there is going to be a 7 year tribulation that Daniel speaks about. Daniel 9:24-27 Jacobs trouble. We are not in it, the Rapture will come before Jacobs trouble. Then comes the second coming of Jesus Christ. Zechariah 14:2-4
  • A disciple
    Thank you Ray for your intelligent post; very good! It is because of the very common fantasy MIS-teaching about the Rapture being seven years before the Tribulation, that many are completely scandalized by the idea of actually having to suffer on account of their faith in Jesus. Their Pastors and Teachers have caused this, and will be held accountable for all who might be lost because of it.
  • Bruce
    Ray: We are in The Tribulation. It started a few Thousand years ago.--In The World Ye shall have Tribulation---. John 16:33 /--- We Glory in Tribulations---Romans 5:3. Tribulation is for The Saved. Wrath is for The Lost. No one knows when The Rapture happens. If We are here when The Wrath comes We will be Protected by The Blood. We Shall be Saved from Wrath through Him. Romans 5:9. Keep looking Up
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. This verse is talking about the Rapture that will happen before the tribulation. The second coming of Jesus will be in the tribulation when he come down on the Mount of Olive to save the believers. Zechariah 14:2-4