|New International Version (© 2011)|
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
King James Bible
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
American Standard Version
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:
Young's Literal Translation
and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;
1 Thessalonians 5:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness - Probably St. Paul refers to a notion that was very prevalent among the Jews, viz.: that God would judge the Gentiles in the night time, when utterly secure and careless; but he would judge the Jews in the day time, when employed in reading and performing the words of the law. The words in Midrash Tehillim, on Psalm 9:8, are the following: When the holy blessed God shall judge the Gentiles, it shall be in the night season, in which they shall be asleep in their transgressions; but when he shall judge the Israelites, it shall be in the day time, when they are occupied in the study of the law. This maxim the apostle appears to have in view in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th verses. (1 Thessalonians 5:4-8)
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Romans 13:11-13 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed...
Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...
1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...
Deuteronomy 19:6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him...
Deuteronomy 28:15,45 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God...
Jeremiah 42:16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which you feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine...
Hosea 10:9 O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood...
Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers?...
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Matthew 10:15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
Luke 21:34 "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
1 Thessalonians 5:2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
1 John 2:8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.