Compared N.T.: The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians.
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1:1 1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of Thessalonians, in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ, grace and peace to you [grace to you, and peace] . 1 Paul Silvanus and Timotheus. Unto the congregation of the Thessalonians, in God the father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with you, and peace from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, unto the Church of the Thessalonians, which is in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be with you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:2 2 We do thankings to God evermore for all you, and we make mind of you in our prayers without ceasing [making mind of you in our prayers without ceasing] ; 2 We give God thanks alway [all way] for you all, making mention of you in our prayers 2 We give God thanks always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
1:3 3 having mind of the work of your faith, and travail, and charity, and abiding of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ [mindful of your work of faith, and travail, and charity, and sustaining of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ] , before God and our Father. 3 without ceasing, and call to remembrance your work in the faith, and labour in love and perseverance {and your patience} in the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God our father: 3 Without ceasing, remembering your effectual faith, and diligent love, and the patience of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God even our Father, 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
1:4 4 Ye beloved brethren of God, we witting your choosing, [We witting, ye loved brethren of God, your choosing,] 4 because we know brethren beloved of God, how that ye are elect. 4 Knowing, beloved brethren, that ye are elect of God. 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election by God. [beloved...: or, beloved of God, your election]
1:5 5 for our gospel was not at you in word only, but also in virtue, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much plenty; as ye know, which we were among you for you [as ye know, what manner men we were in you for you] ; 5 For our gospel [gospell] came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and also in the holy ghost and in much certainty, as ye know that [after what manner] we behaved ourselves among you, for your sakes. 5 For our Gospel was not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the holy Ghost, and in much assurance, as ye know after what manner we were among you for your sakes. 5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1:6 6 and ye be made followers of us, and of the Lord, receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost; 6 And ye counterfeited [became followers of] us, and of the Lord: and received the word in much affliction, with joy of the holy ghost: 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, and received the word in much affliction, with joy of the holy Ghost, 6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:
1:7 7 so that ye be made ensample to all men that believe [so that ye be made form, or example, to all men believing] , in Macedonia and in Achaia. 7 so that ye were an example to all that believe in Macedonia, and Achaia. 7 So that ye were as ensamples [ensamples] to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. 7 So that ye were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
1:8 8 For of you the word of the Lord is published, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith that is to God, in each place is gone forth [+Forsooth of you the word of the Lord is famed, or much told, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in each place your faith that is to God is gone forth] ; so that it is not need to us to speak any thing. 8 For from you sounded {noised} out the word of the Lord, not in Macedonia and in Achaia only: but your faith also which ye have unto God, spread herself abroad in all quarters, so greatly that it needeth not us to speak anything at all: 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord, not in Macedonia and in Achaia only: but your faith also which is toward God, spread abroad in all quarters, that we need not to speak anything. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
1:9 9 For they show of you, what manner entry we had to you, and how ye be converted to God from maumets [and how ye be converted to God from simulacra] , to serve to the living God and very; 9 for they themselves shew of you what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from images for to serve the living and true God, 9 For they themselves shew of us [you] what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God, 9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entrance we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
1:10 10 and to abide his Son from heavens, whom he raised from death, the Lord Jesus, that delivered us from wrath to coming. [and for to abide his son from heavens, whom he raised from dead, Jesus, that delivered us from wrath to come.] 10 and for to look for his son from heaven, whom he raised from death: I mean Jesus which delivereth us from wrath to come. 10 And to look for his son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus which delivereth us from that [the] wrath to come. 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.
2:1 1 For, brethren, ye know our entry to you, for it was not vain; 1 For ye yourselves brethren know of our entrance in unto you, how that it was not in vain: 1 For ye yourselves know, brethren, that our entrance in unto you was not in vain, 1 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance to you, that it was not in vain:
2:2 2 but first we suffered, and were punished with wrongs, as ye know in Philippi, and had trust in our Lord [we had trust in the Lord] , to speak to you the gospel of God in much busyness. 2 but even after that we had suffered before and were shamefully entreated at Philippos (as ye well know) then were we bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel [gospell] of God, with much striving. 2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated at Philippi, (as ye know) we were bold in our God, to speak unto you the Gospel of God with much striving. 2 But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God with much contention.
2:3 3 And our exhortation is not of error [Soothly our exhortation, or teaching, was not of error] , neither of uncleanness, neither in guile, 3 Our exhortation was not to bring you to error, nor yet to uncleanness, neither was it with guile: 3 For our exhortation was not by deceit, nor by uncleanness, nor by guile. 3 For our exhortation was not from deceit, nor from uncleanness, nor in guile:
2:4 4 but as we be approved of God, that the gospel of God should be taken to us [but as we be proved of God, that the gospel should be taken to us] , so we speak; not as pleasing to men, but to God that proveth our hearts. 4 but as we were allowed of God, that the gospel [gospell] should be committed unto us: even so we speak, not as though we intended to please men, but God, which trieth our hearts. 4 But as we were allowed of God, that the Gospel should be committed unto us, so we speak, not as they that please men, but God, which approveth [trieth] our hearts. 4 But as we were allowed by God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.
2:5 5 For neither we were any time in word of glossing [Forsooth neither we were any time in word of flattering] , as ye know, neither in occasion of avarice; God is witness; 5 Neither was our conversation at any time with flattering words (as ye well know) neither in cloaked covetousness, {nor waited for our own profit} God is record: 5 Neither yet did we ever use flattering words, as ye know, nor colored covetousness, God is record. 5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
2:6 6 neither seeking glory of men, neither of you, neither of others, when we, as Christ's apostles, might have been in charge to you [when we might have been chargeous to you, as Christís apostles] . 6 neither sought we praise of men, neither of you, nor yet of any other, {wother} when we might have been chargeable, as the apostles of Christ: 6 Neither sought we praise of men, neither of you, nor of others, when we might have been chargeable, as the Apostles of Christ. 6 Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. [been...: or, used authority]
2:7 7 But we were made little in the middle of you, as if a nurse foster her sons; 7 but were tender among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children, 7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children. 7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
2:8 8 so we desiring you with great love, would have betaken to you, not only the gospel of God, but also our lives [so we desiring you covetingly, or with great love, would betake to you, not only the gospel of God, but also our souls, or lives] , for ye be made most dear-worthy to us. 8 so was our {heartily} affection toward you our good will was to have dealt unto you, not the gospel [gospell] of God only: but also our own souls, {lives} because ye were dear unto us. 8 Thus being affectioned toward you, our good will was to have dealt unto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. 8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear to us.
2:9 9 For, brethren, ye be mindful of our travail and weariness; we worked night and day, that we should not grieve any of you, and preached to you the gospel of God [+night and day working, that we should not grieve any of you, we preached to you the evangel of God] . 9 Ye remember brethren our labour and travail. For we laboured {wrought} day and night, because we would not be grievous {chargeable} unto any of you, and preached [unto] you the gospel [gospell] of God. 9 For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail: for we labored day and night, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, and preached unto you the Gospel of God. 9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and toil: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
2:10 10 God and ye be witnesses, how holily, and justly, and without plaint, we were to you that believed. [Ye be witnesses, and God, how holily, and justly, and without quarrel, or plaint, we were to you that believed.] 10 Ye are witnesses, and so is God, how holily and justly (that no man could blame us) [and unblameably] we behaved ourselves among you that believe, 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. 10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
2:11 11 As ye know, how we prayed you, and comforted each of you, as the father his sons, 11 as ye know how that we exhorted and comforted, and besought every one of you, as a father his children, 11 As ye know how that we exhorted you, and comforted, and besought every one of you (as a father his children) 11 As ye know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged each one of you, as a father doth his children,
2:12 12 and we have witnessed, that ye should go worthily to God, that called you into his kingdom and glory. 12 that ye would walk worthy of the Lord, [God] which hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. 12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. 12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you into his kingdom and glory.
2:13 13 Therefore [and] we do thankings to God without ceasing. For when ye had taken of us the word of the hearing of God, ye took it not as the word of men, but as it is verily, the word of God, that worketh in you that have believed. 13 For this cause thank we God without ceasing, because that when ye received of us the word, wherewith God was preached, ye received it not as the word of man: but even as it was in deed, {is of a trueth} the word of God, which worketh in you that believe. 13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, that when ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, [received of us the word of the preaching of God,] ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is indeed the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe. 13 For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard from us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2:14 14 For, brethren, ye be made followers of the churches of God, that be in Judaea, in Christ Jesus, for [and] ye have suffered the same things of your even-lineages, as [and] they of the Jews. 14 For ye brethren did counterfeit [became followers of] the congregations of God which in Jewry are in Christ Jesu: for ye have suffered like things of your kinsmen, as we our selves have suffered of the jews, 14 For brethren, ye are become followers of the Churches of God, which in Judea are in Christ Jesus, because ye have also suffered the same things of your own country men, even as they have of the Jews, 14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things from your own countrymen, even as they have from the Jews:
2:15 15 Which slew both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and pursued us, and they please not to God, and they be adversaries to all men; 15 which as they killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, even so have they persecuted us, and God they please not, and are contrary to all men: 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own Prophets, and have persecuted us away, and God they please not, and are contrary to all men, 15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: [persecuted us: or, chased us out]
2:16 16 forbidding us to speak to heathen men, that they be made safe, that they fill their sins evermore; for the wrath of God came on them into the end [forsooth the wrath of God before came upon them till into the end] . 16 and forbid us to preach {speak} unto the gentiles, that they might be saved, to fulfil their sins: [always] For the wrath of God is come on them, even to {allready unto} the utmost. 16 And forbid us to preach unto the Gentiles, that they might be saved, to fulfill their sins always: for the wrath of God is come on them, to the utmost. 16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
2:17 17 And, brethren, we desolate from you for a time, by mouth and in beholding, but not in heart, have hied more plenteously to see your face with great desire. [+Forsooth, brethren, we be desolate from you at the time of an hour, in beholding, as in presence, not in heart, more abundantly have hied to see your face with great desire.] 17 Forasmuch brethren as we are kept from you for a season, as concerning the bodily presence but not in the heart, we enforced {have haisted} the more to see you personally with great desire, 17 For as much, brethren, as we were kept from you for a season, concerning sight, but not in the heart, we enforced the more to see your face with great desire. 17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
2:18 18 For we would come to you, yea, I Paul, once and again, but Satan hindered us [but Satan letted us] . 18 and therefore we would have come unto you, I Paul once and again: but Satan withstood us. 18 Therefore we would have come unto you (I Paul, at least once or twice) but Satan hindered us. 18 Therefore we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
2:19 19 For why what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glory? Whether ye be not before our Lord Jesus Christ in his coming? 19 For what is our hope or joy, or crown of rejoicing? are not ye it in the presence {sight} of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 19 For what is our hope or joy, or crown of rejoicing? are not even you it in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? [rejoicing: or, glorying]
2:20 20 For ye be our glory and joy. 20 Yea ye are our glory {praise} and joy. 20 Yea, ye are our glory and joy. 20 For ye are our glory and joy.
3:1 1 For which thing we suffered no longer, and it pleased to us to dwell alone at Athens; [For which thing we sustaining no longer, it pleased to us to dwell at Athens alone;] 1 Wherefore since we could no longer forbear, it pleased us {we thought it good} to remain at Athens alone, 1 Wherefore since we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to remain at Athens alone, 1 Therefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
3:2 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother [and sent Timothy, our brother] , and minister of God in the evangel of Christ, to you to be confirmed, and to be taught for your faith, 2 and sent Timotheus our brother and minister of God, and our labour fellow {helper} in the gospel [gospell] of Christ, to stablish you, and to comfort you over your faith, 2 And have sent Timothy our brother and minister of God, and our labor fellow in the Gospel of Christ, to stablish you, and to comfort you touching your faith, 2 And sent Timothy, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
3:3 3 that no man be moved in these tribulations. For [ye] yourselves know, that in this thing we be set [that in this thing we be put] . 3 that no man should be moved in these afflictions. {troubles} For ye yourselves know that we are even appointed thereunto. 3 That no man should be moved with these afflictions: for ye yourselves know, that we are appointed thereunto. 3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed to this. [there unto: or, to sufferings, or, to persecution]
3:4 4 For when we were at you, we before-said to you, that we should suffer tribulations; as [and] it is done, and ye know. 4 For verily when I was with you, I told you before that we should suffer tribulation even as it came to pass, and as ye know. 4 For verily when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulations, even as it came to pass, and ye know it. 4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
3:5 5 Therefore I Paul, no longer abiding [not sustaining more] , sent to know your faith, lest peradventure he that tempteth [shall] tempt you, and your travail be made vain [and our travail be made vain] . 5 For this cause, when {seeing} I could no longer forbear, I sent that I might have knowledge of your faith, lest haply the tempter had tempted you, and that our labour had been bestowed in vain. 5 Even for this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent him that I might know of your faith, lest the tempter had tempted you in any sort, and that our labor had been in vain. 5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter may have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
3:6 6 But now, when Timothy shall come to us from you, and tell to us your faith and charity, and that ye have good mind of us, ever desiring to see us, as we also you; [Now forsooth Timothy coming to us from you, and telling to us your faith and charity, and for ye have evermore good mind of us, desiring to see us, as we also you;] 6 [But] Now lately when Timotheus came from you unto us and declared to us {shewed us of} your faith, and your love, and how that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us, as we desire {also long} to see you. 6 But now lately when Timothy came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and love, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us, as we also do you, 6 But now when Timothy came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:
3:7 7 therefore, brethren, we be comforted in you, in all our need and tribulation, by your faith. 7 Therefore brethren had I [we] consolation in you, in all our adversity, and necessity through your faith. 7 Therefore, brethren, we had consolation in you, in all our affliction and necessity through your faith. 7 Therefore, brethren, by your faith we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress:
3:8 8 For now we live, if ye stand in the Lord. 8 For now are we alive if ye stand steadfast in the Lord. 8 For now are we alive, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
3:9 9 For what doing of thankings be we able to yield to God for you [For why what doing of thankings may we yield to God for you] , in all joy, in which we joy for you before our Lord? 9 For what thanks can we recompense to God again for you, over all the joy that we joy for your sakes {joy we have concerning you} before our God, 9 For what thanks can we recompense to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we rejoice for your sakes before our God, 9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;
3:10 10 night and day more plenteously praying, that we see your face, and fulfill those things that fail to your faith [and fulfill those things that fail of your faith] . 10 while we night and day pray exceedingly, that we might see you presently, and might fulfil that which is lacking in your faith. 10 Night and day, praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might accomplish that which is lacking in your faith? 10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
3:11 11 But God himself and our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you [dress our way to you] . 11 God himself our father, and our Lord Jesus Christ guide our journey unto you: 11 Now God himself, even our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, guide our journey unto you, 11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. [direct: or, guide]
3:12 12 And the Lord multiply you, and make your charity to be plenteous of each to other [and make your charity for to abound together] , and into all men, as also we in you; 12 and the Lord increase you, and make you flow over in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you, 12 And the Lord increase you, and make you abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
3:13 13 that your hearts be confirmed without plaint in holiness, before God and our Father, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. Amen. 13 to stablish [make] your hearts that they might be without ought to be complained on, [stable and unblamable] in holiness before God our father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his saints. 13 To make your hearts stable and unblameable in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his Saints. 13 To the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. [saints: or, holy ones, or, angels]
4:1 1 Therefore, brethren, from henceforward we pray you, and beseech in the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us, how it behooveth you to go and to please God, so walk ye, that ye abound more. 1 Furthermore we beseech you brethren, and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that ye increase more and more, even as ye have received of us, how ye ought to walk and to please God. 1 And furthermore we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that ye increase more and more, as ye have received of us, how ye ought to walk, and to please God. 1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received from us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. [beseech: or, request] [exhort: or, beseech]
4:2 2 For ye know what commandments I have given to you by the Lord Jesus. 2 Ye remember {know} what commandments we gave you in the name of our Lord Jesu. [Christ] 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
4:3 3 For this is the will of God, your holiness, that ye abstain you from fornication. 3 For this is the will of God, which is your sanctifying, [even that ye should be holy, and] that ye should abstain from fornication, {whoredom} 3 For this is the will of God even your sanctification, and that ye should abstain from fornication, 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from immorality:
4:4 4 That each of you know how to wield his vessel in holiness, and honour; 4 that every one of you should know how to keep his vessel in sanctifying [holiness] and honour, 4 That every one of you should know, how to possess his vessel in holiness and honor, 4 That each one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
4:5 5 not in passion of lust, as heathen men that know not God. 5 and not in the lust of concupiscence, as do the heathen, which know not god, 5 And not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 5 Not in the lust of passion, even as the Gentiles who know not God:
4:6 6 And that no man over-go, neither deceive his brother, in chaffering. For the Lord is venger of all these things, as we before-said to you, and have witnessed. 6 that no man go beyond, [too far] and defraud his brother in bargaining, because the Lord is avenger of all such things: as we told you before time, and testified unto you. 6 That no man oppress or defraud his brother in any matter: for the Lord is avenger [a venger] of all such things, as we also have told you before time, and testified. 6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. [defraud: or, oppress, or, overreach] [in...: or, in the matter]
4:7 7 For God called not us into uncleanness, but into holiness. 7 For god hath not called us unto uncleanness: but unto sanctifying. [holiness.] 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 7 For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.
4:8 8 Therefore he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, that also gave his Holy Spirit in us. 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, which hath sent his holy spirit among you. 8 He therefore that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God who hath even given you his holy Spirit. 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given to us his Holy Spirit. [despiseth: or, rejecteth]
4:9 9 But of the charity of brotherhood we had no need to write to you; ye yourselves have learned of God, that ye love together; 9 But as touching brotherly love, ye need not that I write unto you. For ye are taught of God to love one another. 9 But as touching brotherly love, ye need not that I write unto you: for ye are taught of God to love one another. 9 But concerning brotherly love ye need not that I write to you: for ye yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
4:10 10 [and] for ye do that into all brethren in all Macedonia. And, brethren, we pray you, that ye abound more; 10 Yea and that thing verily ye do unto all the brethren, which are thorowout all Macedonia. We beseech you brethren that ye increase, more and more, 10 Yea, and that thing verily ye do unto all the brethren, which are throughout all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more, 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
4:11 11 and take keep, that ye be quiet; and that ye do your need [and give work, or busyness, that ye be quiet, and do your need] , and that ye work with your [own] hands, as we have commanded to you; 11 and that ye study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you: 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
4:12 12 and that ye wander honestly to them that be withoutforth, and that of no man ye desire any thing [and that of no manís ye desire any thing] . 12 that ye may behave yourselves {may walk} honestly toward them that are without and that nothing be lacking unto you. 12 That ye may behave yourselves honestly toward them that are without, and that nothing be lacking unto you. 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are outside the church, and that ye may have need of nothing. [of...: or, of no man]
4:13 13 For, brethren, we will not, that ye not know of men that die [Forsooth, brethren, we will not you to unknow of men sleeping, or dying] , that ye be not sorrowful, as [and] others that have not hope. 13 I would not brethren have you ignorant concerning them which are fallen asleep, that ye sorrow not as other do which have no hope. 13 I would not, brethren, have you ignorant concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not even as other which have no hope. 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them who are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others who have no hope.
4:14 14 For if we believe, that Jesus was dead, and rose again, so God shall lead with him them that be dead by Jesus [so and God shall lead with him them that slept, or died, by Jesus] . 14 For if we believe that Jesus died, and rose again: even so them also which sleep by Jesus, will God bring again with him. 14 For if we believe that Jesus is dead, and is risen, even so them which sleep in Jesus, will God bring with him. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
4:15 15 And we say this thing to you in the word of the Lord, that we that live, that be left in the coming of the Lord, shall not come before them that be dead. [Soothly this thing we say to you in the word of the Lord, that we that live, that be residue, or left, in the coming of the Lord, shall not come before them that slept, or died.] 15 And this say we unto you in the word of the Lord, that we which live and are remaining in the coming of the Lord, shall not come yer they, which sleep. 15 For this say we unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which live, and are remaining in the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them which sleep. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not precede them who are asleep. [prevent: or, come before, or, anticipate, or, precede]
4:16 16 For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven, in the commandment, and in the voice of an archangel [in the commanding, and in the voice of the archangel] , and in the trump of God; and the dead men that be in Christ, shall rise again first. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and the voice of the archangel, and trompe of God. And the dead in Christe shall arise first: 16 For the Lord himself shall [will] descend from heaven with a shout, and with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
4:17 17 Afterward we that live, that be left, shall be snatched (up) together with them in clouds, meeting Christ in the air; and so evermore we shall be with the Lord. 17 then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord. 17 Then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 17 Then we who 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.
4:18 18 Therefore be ye comforted together in these words. [Therefore comfort ye together in these words.] 18 Wherefore comfort your selves one another with these words. 18 Wherefore, comfort yourselves one another with these words. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. [comfort: or, exhort]
5:1 1 But, brethren, of times and moments ye need not that I write to you. 1 Of the times and seasons brethren ye have no need that I write unto you: 1 But of the times and seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write to you.
5:2 2 For ye yourselves know diligently, that the day of the Lord shall come, as a thief in the night. 2 for ye your selves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall come even as a thief in the night. 2 For ye yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall come, even as a thief in the night. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
5:3 3 For when they shall say peace is, and secureness, then sudden death shall come on them [+Soothly when they shall say peace and secureness, then suddenly perishing, or death, shall come to them] , as sorrow to a woman that is with child, and they shall not escape. 3 When they shall say peace and no danger, {For when they shall say: Tush, It is peace, there is no danger} then cometh on them sudden destruction, as the travailing of a woman {even as the pain of a woman travailing} with child, and they shall not escape. 3 For when they shall say, Peace, and safety, then shall come upon them sudden destruction, as the travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape, 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
5:4 4 But, brethren, ye be not in darknesses, that that day as a thief catch you. 4 But ye brethren are not in darkness, that that day should come on you as it were a thief. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day shall [should] come on you, as it were a thief. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5:5 5 For all ye be the sons of light, and sons of [the] day; we be not of night, neither of darknesses. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, neither of darkness. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, neither of darkness. 5 Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
5:6 6 Therefore sleep we not as others; but wake we, and be we sober. 6 Therefore let us not sleep as do other: but let us watch and be sober. 6 Therefore let us not sleep as do other, but let us watch and be sober. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober minded.
5:7 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night, and they that be drunken, be drunken in the night. 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night: and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night. 7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night, and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that get drunk are drunk in the night.
5:8 8 But we that be of the day, be sober, clothed in the habergeon of faith and of charity, and in the helmet of hope of health [clothed in the habergeon of faith and charity, and in the helmet, hope of health] . 8 But let us which are of the day be sober, armed with the breast plate of faith and love, and with hope of health, [salvation] as an helmet. {the helmet of hope to salvation} 8 But let us which are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and of the hope of salvation for an helmet. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
5:9 9 For God putted not us [put not us] into wrath, but into the purchasing of health by our Lord Jesus Christ, 9 For God hath not appointed us unto wrath: but to obtain health [salvation] by the means of our Lord Jesu Christ, 9 For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by the means of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:10 10 that was dead for us; that whether we wake, whether we sleep, we live together with him. 10 which died for us: that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 10 Which died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
5:11 11 For which thing comfort ye together, and edify ye each other, as [and] ye do. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as ye do. 11 Wherefore exhort one another, and edify one another, even as ye do. 11 Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. [comfort: or, exhort]
5:12 12 And, brethren, we pray you, that ye know them that travail among you, and be sovereigns to you in the Lord, and teach you [that ye know them that travail among you, and be before to you in the Lord, and admonish, or teach, you] , 12 We beseech you brethren, that ye know them which labour among you, and have the oversight of you in the Lord, 12 Now we beseech you, brethren, that ye acknowledge them, which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, 12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
5:13 13 that ye have them more abundantly in charity; and for the work of them, have ye peace with them. 13 and give you exhortation, that ye have them the more in love: For their work's sake, and be at peace with them. 13 That ye have them in singular love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
5:14 14 And, brethren, we pray you, reprove unpeaceable men [reprove ye, or chastise, unquiet men] . Comfort ye men of little heart, receive ye frail men [receive ye sick men] , be ye patient to all men. 14 We desire you brethren warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble minded, forbear the weak have continual {be} patience toward all men. 14 We desire you, brethren, admonish them that are out of order: [unruly] comfort the feebleminded: bear with the weak: be patient toward all men. 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all men. [exhort: or, beseech] [unruly: or, disorderly]
5:15 15 See ye, that no man yield evil for evil to any man; but evermore follow ye that that is good, each to other and to all men [but evermore follow ye that that is good, together and into all men] . 15 See that none recompense evil for evil unto any man: but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 15 See that none recompense evil for evil unto any man: but ever follow that which is good, both toward yourselves, and toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
5:16 16 Evermore joy ye; 16 Rejoice ever. {alway} 16 Rejoice evermore. 16 Rejoice evermore.
5:17 17 without ceasing pray ye; 17 Pray continually. 17 Pray continually. 17 Pray without ceasing.
5:18 18 in all things do ye thankings. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus, in all you. 18 In all things give thanks. {be thankful} For this is the will of God in Christ Jesu toward you. 18 In all things give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
5:19 19 Do not ye quench the Spirit, 19 Quench not the spirit, 19 Quench not the Spirit. 19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:20 20 do not ye despise prophecies. 20 despise not prophesying. 20 Despise not prophesying. 20 Despise not prophesyings.
5:21 21 But prove ye all things, and hold ye that thing that is good. [But prove ye all things, hold ye that thing that is good.] 21 Examine [Examen] {prove} all things. Reap [and Keep] that which is good. 21 Try all things, and keep that which is good. 21 Examine all things; hold fast that which is good.
5:22 22 Abstain you from all evil species. [Abstain ye you from all evil species, or likeness.] 22 Abstain from all suspicious thing. [things] 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
5:23 23 And God himself of peace make you holy by all things, that your spirit be kept whole, and soul, and body, without plaint, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 23 The very God of peace sanctify you thorowout. And I pray God that your whole spirit, soul, and body, be kept faultless {blameless} unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 23 Now the very God of peace sanctify you throughout: and I pray God that your whole spirit and soul and body, may be kept blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:24 24 God is true, that called you, which also shall do [work of grace in you] . 24 Faithful is he, which called you: which will also do it. 24 Faithful is he which calleth you, which will also do it. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
5:25 25 Brethren, pray ye for us. 25 Brethren, pray for us. 25 Brethren, pray for us. 25 Brethren, pray for us.
5:26 26 Greet ye well all brethren in holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
5:27 27 I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read to all holy brethren. 27 I charge you in {by} the Lord, that this pistel {epistle} be read unto all the wholly [holy] brethren. 27 I charge you in the Lord, that this epistle be read unto all the brethren the Saints. 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren. [charge: or, adjure]
5:28 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. 28 The grace of the {our} Lord Jesus Christe be with you. Amen. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, Amen. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
The end of the first pistel unto the Thessalonians, writtenand sent from Athens. The first epistle unto the Thessalonians written from Athens. The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.