1 Thessalonians 5:11
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New International Version
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

New Living Translation
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

English Standard Version
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

King James Bible
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.

International Standard Version
So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing.

NET Bible
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, comfort one another and build one another up just as you have done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, encourage each other and strengthen one another as you are doing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore comfort and edify one another, even as ye do.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

American King James Version
Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

American Standard Version
Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which cause comfort one another; and edify one another, as you also do.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do.

English Revised Version
Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore encourage one another, and let each one help to strengthen his friend, as in fact you do.

World English Bible
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore, comfort ye one another, and build ye up, one the one, as also ye do.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:6-11 Most of mankind do not consider the things of another world at all, because they are asleep; or they do not consider them aright, because 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 blessed gospel shining in their faces, be careless about their souls, and unmindful of another world? We need the spiritual armour, or the three 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 prepare 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 shake 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 died for us, to atone for our sins and to ransom our souls. We should join in prayer and praise one with another. We should set a good example one 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - Wherefore; because, whether alive or dead, you will equally share in the blessings of the advent. Comfort yourselves together. The words refer back to the last verse of the preceding chapter (1 Thessalonians 4:18), and with them the apostle concludes his consolatory address to those who were mourning over the loss of their friends. And edify one another; or, build up. It was a favorite figure of the apostle to compare the Christian Church and each individual believer to a building.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Wherefore comfort yourselves together,.... Either with the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, the second coming of Christ, and the thoughts of being for ever with him, and one another, and so may be a repetition of the advice in 1 Thessalonians 4:18 or with this consideration, that they were not in a state of darkness, ignorance, and infidelity, but were children of the light, and of the day, being called out of darkness into marvellous light, and should enjoy the light of life; and with the doctrine of predestination, they being appointed not to that wrath they were deserving of, but to be possessed of salvation by Jesus Christ, of which they could never fail, since the purpose of God according to election always stands sure, not upon the foot of works, but upon his own sovereign and unchangeable grace; or with the doctrine of Christ's sufferings and death, in their room and stead, whereby the law was fulfilled, justice satisfied, their sins atoned for, pardon procured, an everlasting righteousness brought in, and their salvation fully accomplished, things the apostle had spoken of in the context: the words will bear to be rendered, "exhort one another"; that is, not to sleep, as do others, or indulge themselves in sin and sloth; but to be sober, and upon their watch and guard, and in a posture of defence against the enemy; to put on the whole armour of God, and particularly the plate of faith and love, and for an helmet the hope of salvation:

and edify one another; by praying together, conversing with each other about the doctrines of the Gospel, and the dealings of God with their souls; abstaining from all corrupt communication, which has a tendency to hurt each other's principles or practices, or to stir up wrath and contention; attending only to those things which are for the use of edifying, whereby their souls might be more and more built upon Christ, and their most holy faith; and be a rising edifice, and grow up unto an holy temple in the Lord, and for an habitation of God through the Spirit:

even as also ye do; which is said in their commendation, and not through flattery, but to encourage them to go on in this way; and from whence it may be observed, that mutual consolation, exhortation, and edification, are things the saints should be stirred up to frequently, even though they are regarded by them, and much more then should these be pressed upon them who are careless and negligent of them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. comfort yourselves—Greek, "one another." Here he reverts to the same consolatory strain as in 1Th 4:18.

edify one another—rather as Greek, "edify (ye) the one the other"; "edify," literally, "build up," namely, in faith, hope, and love, by discoursing together on such edifying topics as the Lord's coming, and the glory of the saints (Mal 3:16).

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Day of the Lord
10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
Cross References
2 Corinthians 12:19
Have you been thinking all along that we have been defending ourselves to you? We have been speaking in the sight of God as those in Christ; and everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening.

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Jude 1:20
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Treasury of Scripture

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