1 Thessalonians 5:10
New International Version
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.

New Living Translation
Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.

English Standard Version
who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.

Berean Study Bible
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him.

Berean Literal Bible
the One having died for us, so that whether we might watch or we might sleep, we may live together with Him.

New American Standard Bible
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.

King James Bible
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Christian Standard Bible
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.

Contemporary English Version
Christ died for us, so we could live with him, whether we are alive or dead when he comes.

Good News Translation
who died for us in order that we might live together with him, whether we are alive or dead when he comes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.

International Standard Version
who died for us in order that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.

NET Bible
He died for us so that whether we are alert or asleep we will come to life together with him.

New Heart English Bible
who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who died for our sake, that whether we are awake or asleep, we shall live together with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He died for us so that, whether we are awake in this life or asleep in death, we will live together with him.

New American Standard 1977
who died for us, that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with him.

King James 2000 Bible
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

American King James Version
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

American Standard Version
who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who died for us; that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.

Darby Bible Translation
who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or sleep, we may live together with him.

English Revised Version
who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Weymouth New Testament
who died on our behalf, so that whether we are awake or are sleeping we may share His Life.

World English Bible
who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

Young's Literal Translation
who did die for us, that whether we wake -- whether we sleep -- together with him we may live;
Study Bible
The Day of the Lord
9For God has not appointed us to suffer wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. 11Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing.…
Cross References
Romans 14:8
If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Romans 14:9
For this reason Christ died and returned to life, so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

1 Thessalonians 4:15
By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:17
After that, we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:6
So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober.

2 Timothy 2:11
This is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him;

Treasury of Scripture

Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

died.

Matthew 20:28
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John 10:11,15,17
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep…

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

whether.

1 Thessalonians 4:13,17
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope…







Lexicon
He
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

died
ἀποθανόντος (apothanontos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

for
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

us
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

so that,
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

whether
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

we are awake
γρηγορῶμεν (grēgorōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

or
εἴτε (eite)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1535: And if, whether. From ei and te; if too.

asleep,
καθεύδωμεν (katheudōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.

we may live
ζήσωμεν (zēsōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

together
ἅμα (hama)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 260: A primary particle; properly, at the 'same' time, but freely used as a preposition or adverb denoting close association.

with
σὺν (syn)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(10) Who died for us.--Not a mere pious recollection of a fact which has nothing to do with the context, but an account of the way by which Christ made it possible for us to set about earning salvation. What a blessed privilege a Christian's life of labour must be, if it alone--to say nothing of the "salvation" at the end--cost such a price!

Whether we wake or sleep.--The mention of Christ's death at once brings back the recollection of the Advent and the questions concerning the dead in their relation to it. The words "wake or sleep" seem distinctly suggested by the metaphor used from 1Thessalonians 5:2 to 1Thessalonians 5:8, being different in the Greek from the terms used in 1 Thessalonians 4, but abruptly take a much altered meaning. They here, no doubt, signify "life and death:"--"Let us arm ourselves with a brave hope of our salvation, for it will be against God's will if we should perish: He means us to save ourselves by union with Him who put an end to death for us by dying, and made all who wait for His coming to live, whether they be in the world's sense dead or alive."

We should live.--In sharp contrast with "who died for us." Christ's dying destroyed the power of death (Hebrews 2:14); henceforth it is only a matter of being awake or asleep; those who sleep quite as truly live, and live with Him, as we who wake (see Luke 20:38; and compare the more developed passage in Romans 14:8). The word "together" (as the Greek clearly shows) must be separated from the "with;" rather, "we should live with Him together," i.e., we quick, and our brethren the dead; for St. Paul has entirely reverted from the effect of the Advent-doctrine upon Christian life to the subject of the last chapter--the equality of the two classes at Christ's coming. Bengel, thinking that St. Paul is still applying himself to the discussion of the date of the Advent (which in fact was scarcely raised), tries to make out the meaning, "That we should there and then live with Him."

Verse 10. - Who died. His death being the meritorious cause of our salvation. For us; that is here, not "instead of us," but "for our benefit," or "on our account." That, whether we wake or sleep. Here not to be taken in an ethical sense - whether we are spiritually awake or asleep, for those who are spiritually asleep will be surprised by the coming of the Lord; nor in a natural sense - whether he come in the night and find us taking our natural sleep, or in the day, when we are awake - which would be a mere trifling observation; but in a metaphorical sense - whether we are alive or dead. The apostle has just been speaking of those who are dead under the designation of those "who are asleep" (1 Thessalonians 4:13), and therefore it is natural to interpret the clause, "whether we wake or sleep," of the condition of believers at the coming of the Lord. There is here certainly a change of metaphor: "sleep" in ver. 6 denotes religious carelessness; in ver. 7, natural sleep; and here, death. We shall live together - or, in one company - with him. The apostle is still continuing his consolatory address to those who were mourning over their deceased friends; and he tells them that at the advent there will be no difference between those who are then alive and those who sleep - both will live together with the Lord (comp. Romans 14:8, 9). 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.
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