1 Thessalonians 5:27
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New International Version
I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

New Living Translation
I command you in the name of the Lord to read this letter to all the brothers and sisters.

English Standard Version
I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.

Berean Study Bible
I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.

Berean Literal Bible
I adjure you by the Lord, this letter to be read to all the brothers.

New American Standard Bible
I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.

King James Bible
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brothers.

International Standard Version
I order you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.

NET Bible
I call on you solemnly in the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

New Heart English Bible
I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I bind you with an oath by Our Lord, that this letter will be read to all the holy brethren.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the Lord's name, I order you to read this letter to all the brothers and sisters.

New American Standard 1977
I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

King James 2000 Bible
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

American King James Version
I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

American Standard Version
I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the [holy] brethren.

English Revised Version
I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.

Webster's Bible Translation
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

Weymouth New Testament
I solemnly charge you in the Lord's name to have this Letter read to all the brethren.

World English Bible
I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
I charge you by the Lord, that the letter be read to all the holy brethren;
Study Bible
Final Blessings
26Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. 28May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.…
Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said,

Colossians 4:16
After this letter has been read among you, make sure that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.
Treasury of Scripture

I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

I charge. or, I adjure.

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of …

Numbers 27:23 And he laid his hands on him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD …

1 Kings 22:16 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that …

2 Chronicles 18:15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that …

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to …

Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, …

Acts 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took on them to call …

1 Timothy 1:3,18 As I sought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, …

1 Timothy 5:7,21 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless…

1 Timothy 6:13,17 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and …

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who …

that.

Colossians 4:16 And when this letter is read among you, cause that it be read also …

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and …

holy.

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

(27) I charge you.--Adjure is much nearer the original word, which is as solemn as can be. What is the cause of such awful solemnity? The question has never been very satisfactorily answered. It certainly seems as if the contempt of discipline and partial alienation of clergy and laity implied in 1Thessalonians 5:12-13, might suggest to St. Paul a doubt whether his Epistle would reach all the Thessalonian Christians. At any rate, the adjuration marks his sense of the extreme importance of the letter; and perhaps the fact that this was his first pastoral letter may have made him more anxious to ensure its reception and success. It amounts to a claim to inspiration. (Comp. 1Thessalonians 4:15.) The emphasis seems to rest on the word "all ("holy" is an interpolation). The reading is of course a public reading in the celebration of the Communion, at which we know from several early Fathers that the writings of the Apostles were read aloud. (Comp. Colossians 4:16; 2Peter 3:15-16.) Baur thought the adjuration a mark of a forger, who wished to gain authority for his cento: Bishop Wordsworth well points out, on the contrary, what a splendid guarantee for the genuineness and integrity of the Epistles this constant recitation constituted.

Verse 27. - I charge you; namely, the presbyters. By the Lord; namely, Christ, an indirect proof of his Divinity, the adjuration being in his Name. The reason of this solemn charge was, not on account of any remissness on the part of the presbyters, but was occasioned by the earnestness of the apostle and by his consciousness that what he wrote was most important to the Thessalonians, and was the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. That this Epistle be read unto all the holy brethren; unto the Church of Thessalonica. I charge you by the Lord,.... Or "I adjure by the Lord"; by the Lord Jesus: it is in the form of an oath, and a very solemn one; and shows that oaths may be used on certain and solemn occasions:

that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren; to all the members of the church, who are called "holy", because they were sanctified or set apart by God the Father in election; and were sanctified by the blood of Christ, or their sins were expiated, or atoned for by the sacrifice of Christ in redemption; and were sanctified or made holy by the Spirit of God in regeneration; and were enabled by the grace of God to live holy lives and conversations. Now this epistle being directed only to some of the principal members of the church, it may be to one or more of their elders; lest he or they should be tempted on any account to conceal it, the apostle in a very solemn manner adjures, that it be read publicly to the whole church whom it concerned, that all might hear, and learn, and receive some advantage from it; from whence we may learn, as is observed by many interpreters, that the sacred Scriptures, neither one part nor another, nor the whole of them, are to be kept from private Christians, but may be read, and heard, and used by all. 27. I charge—Greek, "I adjure you."

read unto all—namely, publicly in the congregation at a particular time. The Greek aorist tense implies a single act done at a particular time. The earnestness of his adjuration implies how solemnly important he felt this divinely inspired message to be. Also, as this was the FIRST of the Epistles of the New Testament, he makes this the occasion of a solemn charge, that so its being publicly read should be a sample of what should be done in the case of the others, just as the Pentateuch and the Prophets were publicly read under the Old Testament, and are still read in the synagogue. Compare the same injunction as to the public reading of the Apocalypse, the LAST of the New Testament canon (Re 1:3). The "all" includes women and children, and especially those who could not read it themselves (De 31:12; Jos 8:33-35). What Paul commands with an adjuration, Rome forbids under a curse [Bengel]. Though these Epistles had difficulties, the laity were all to hear them read (1Pe 4:11; 2Pe 3:10; even the very young, 2Ti 1:5; 3:15). "Holy" is omitted before "brethren" in most of the oldest manuscripts, though some of them support it.5:23-28 The apostle prays that they might be sanctified more perfectly, for the best are sanctified but in part while in this world; therefore we should pray for, and press toward, complete holiness. And as we must fall, if God did not carry on his good work in the soul, we should pray to God to perfect his work, till we are presented faultless before the throne of his glory. We should pray for one another; and brethren should thus express brotherly love. This epistle was to be read to all the brethren. Not only are the common people allowed to read the Scriptures, but it is their duty, and what they should be persuaded to do. The word of God should not be kept in an unknown tongue, but transplanted, that as all men are concerned to know the Scriptures, so they all may be able to read them. The Scriptures should be read in all public congregations, for the benefit of the unlearned especially. We need no more to make us happy, than to know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is an ever-flowing and an over-flowing fountain of grace to supply all our wants.
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