1 Thessalonians 5:9
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New International Version
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

New Living Translation
For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.

English Standard Version
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

New American Standard Bible
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

King James Bible
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

International Standard Version
For God has not destined us to receive wrath but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,

NET Bible
For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because God has not appointed us to wrath, but to the possession of Life in our Lord Yeshua The Messiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It was not God's intention that we experience his anger but that we obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain saving health by our Lord Jesus Christ,

King James 2000 Bible
For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

American King James Version
For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

American Standard Version
For God appointed us not into wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but unto the purchasing of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Darby Bible Translation
because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

English Revised Version
For God appointed us not unto wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Webster's Bible Translation
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Weymouth New Testament
For God has not pre-destined us to meet His anger, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ;

World English Bible
For God didn't appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Young's Literal Translation
because God did not appoint us to anger, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
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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 9. - For. Not a new reason for watchfulness and sobriety, but referring to "the hope of salvation," why we may with confidence put on such a hope as a helmet. God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain - or, to the acquisition of - salvation by - or, through - our Lord Jesus Christ. Not through the doctrine of Christ, nor even through faith in Christ, but through the Lord Jesus Christ himself, through what he has done for us, and especially through his atoning death. The appointment of God's grace is here mentioned as the efficient cause of our salvation; and the Lord Jesus Christ, as the Mediator through whom salvation is bestowed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For God hath not appointed us to wrath,.... To destruction and ruin, the effect of wrath; though there are some that are vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction, of old ordained to condemnation, and who are reserved for the day of evil; but there are others who are equally children of wrath, as deserving of the wrath of God in themselves as others, who are not appointed to it; which is an instance of wonderful and distinguishing grace to them:

but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ; salvation is alone by Christ, he alone has wrought it out; it is in him, and in no other; he was appointed to this work, was called and sent, and came to do it, and has done it; and God's elect, who were chosen in him, are appointed in the counsel and purpose of God, to obtain, possess, and enjoy this salvation; and which, as this appointment may be known, as it was by these Thessalonians; the Gospel having come to them, not in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as it is an encouragement to faith and hope, so it excites to sobriety and watchfulness, and the discharge of every duty. The doctrine of predestination does not lead to despair, but encourages the hope of salvation; and it is no licentious doctrine, for election to salvation by Christ is through sanctification of the Spirit, and unto holiness; and good works are the fruits of it, and are what God has foreordained his people should walk in.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. For—assigning the ground of our "hopes" (1Th 5:8).

appointed us—Translate, "set" (Ac 13:47), in His everlasting purpose of love (1Th 3:3; 2Ti 1:9). Contrast Ro 9:22; Jude 4.

to—that is, unto wrath.

to obtain—Greek, "to the acquisition of salvation"; said, according to Bengel, Of One saved out of a general wreck, when all things else have been lost: so of the elect saved out of the multitude of the lost (2Th 2:13, 14). The fact of God's "appointment" of His grace "through Jesus Christ" (Eph 1:5), takes away the notion of our being able to "acquire" salvation of ourselves. Christ "acquired (so the Greek for 'purchased') the Church (and its salvation) with His own blood" (Ac 20:28); each member is said to be appointed by God to the "acquiring of salvation." In the primary sense, God does the work; in the secondary sense, man does it.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Day of the Lord
8But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 1:10
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

2 Timothy 2:10
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
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not.

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Exodus 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show …

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