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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Thessalonians 5:6


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    King James Bible - 1 Thessalonians 5:6

    Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    World English Bible

    so then let's not
    sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Thessalonians 5:6

    Therefore, let us not
    sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Therefore let us not
    sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    αρα
    686 ουν 3767 μη 3361 καθευδωμεν 2518 5725 ως 5613 και 2532 οι 3588 λοιποι 3062 αλλα 235 γρηγορωμεν 1127 5725 και 2532 νηφωμεν 3525 5725

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    VERSE (6) -
    Pr 19:15 Isa 56:10 Jon 1:6 Mt 13:25; 25:5 Mr 14:37 Lu 22:46

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:6

    ¶ Por tanto, no durmamos como los dems; antes velemos y seamos sobrios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Thessalonians 5:6

    Verse 6. Let us not
    sleep, as do others] Let us who are of the day- who believe the Gospel and belong to Christ, not give way to a careless, unconcerned state of mind, like to the Gentiles and sinners in general, who are stupified and blinded by sin, so that they neither think nor feel; but live in time as if it were eternity; or rather, live as if there were no eternity, no future state of existence, rewards, or punishments.

    Let us watch] Be always on the alert; and be sober, making a moderate use of all things.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. Therefore let us not sleep as do others etc.] As the rest of the Gentiles, as unconverted persons, who are in a state of darkness, and are children of the night; let us not act that part they do, or be like them; which professors of religion too much are, when they indulge themselves in carnal lusts and pleasures, and are careless and thoughtless about the coming of the day of the Lord; and get into a stupid, drowsy, and slumbering frame of spirit; when grace lies dormant as if it was not, and they grow backward to, and slothful in the discharge of duty, and content themselves with the bare externals of religion; and become lukewarm and indifferent with respect to the truths and ordinance of the Gospel, the cause of God, the interest of religion, and glory of Christ; and are unconcerned about sins of omission or commission: and are willing to continue in such a position, being displeased at every admonition and exhortation given them to awake; but this is very unbecoming children of the light, and of the day: but let us watch ; over ourselves, our hearts, thoughts, affections, words and actions; and over others, our fellow Christians, that they give not into bad principles and evil practices; and against sin, and all appearance of it; against the temptations of Satan, the snares of the world, and the errors of wicked men, who lie in wait to deceive; and in the word and ordinances, and particularly in prayer, both unto it, in it, and after it; and for the second coming of Christ, with faith, affection, and patience; and the rather, because of the uncertainty of the time of it; and be sober ; not only in body, abstaining from excessive eating and drinking, using this world, and the good things of it, so as not to abuse them, or ourselves with them; but also in mind, that the heart be overcharged with the cares of this world; for men may be inebriated with the world, as well as with wine; and the one is as prejudicial to the soul as the other is to the body; for an immoderate care for, and pursuit after the world, chokes the word, makes it unfruitful, and runs persons into divers snares and temptations, and hurtful lusts. The Arabic version renders it, let us repent; and the Ethiopic version, let us understand; as intending the sobriety of the mind, repentance being an after thought of the mind, a serious reflection on past actions with sorrow and concern; and thinking soberly, and not more highly than a man ought to think of himself, his gifts, his attainments and abilities, in opposition to pride, vanity, and self-conceit, is very becoming; and shows a true and well informed understanding and judgment, and that a man is really sober and himself.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-11 - Most of
    mankind do not consider the things of another world at all because they are asleep; or they do not consider them aright, becaus they sleep and dream. Our moderation as to all earthly things should be known to all men. Shall Christians, who have the light of the blesse gospel shining in their faces, be careless about their souls, an unmindful of another world? We need the spiritual armour, or the thre Christian graces, faith, love, and hope. Faith; if we believe that the eye of God is always upon us, that there is another world to prepar for, we shall see reason to watch and be sober. True and fervent love to God, and the things of God, will keep us watchful and sober. If we have hope of salvation, let us take heed of any thing that would shak our trust in the Lord. We have ground on which to build unshaken hope when we consider, that salvation is by our Lord Jesus Christ, who die for us, to atone for our sins and to ransom our souls. We should joi in prayer and praise one with another. We should set a good example on before another, and this is the best means to answer the end of society. Thus we shall learn how to live to Him, with whom we hope to live for ever.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    αρα
    686 ουν 3767 μη 3361 καθευδωμεν 2518 5725 ως 5613 και 2532 οι 3588 λοιποι 3062 αλλα 235 γρηγορωμεν 1127 5725 και 2532 νηφωμεν 3525 5725

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    6. Others (oi loipoi). The
    rest, as ch. iv. 13.

    Let us watch (grhgorwmen). See on Mark xiii. 35, and comp. Ephesians v. 14.

    Be sober (nhfwmen). Primarily in a physical sense, as opposed to excess in drink, but passing into the ethical sense of calm, collected, circumspect. Alert wakefulness and calm assurance will prevent their being surprised and confused by the Lord's coming, as by a thief in the night.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    5:6 {So qen} (ara oun). Two inferential particles, accordingly therefore, as in #2Th 2:15 and only in Paul in N.T. {Let us not sleep} (me kaqeudwmen). Present active subjunctive (volitive), let us not go on sleeping. {Let us watch} (gregorwmen). Present active subj. (volitive) again, let us keep awake (late verb gregorew from perfect egregora). {Be sober} (nefwmen). Present active subjunctive (volitive). Old verb not to be drunk. In N.T. only in figurative sense, to be calm, sober-minded. Also in verse #8 with the metaphor of drunkenness in contrast.


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