1 Thessalonians 5:16
New International Version
Rejoice always,

New Living Translation
Always be joyful.

English Standard Version
Rejoice always,

Berean Study Bible
Rejoice at all times.

Berean Literal Bible
Rejoice always.

New American Standard Bible
Rejoice always;

New King James Version
Rejoice always,

King James Bible
Rejoice evermore.

Christian Standard Bible
Rejoice always,

Contemporary English Version
Always be joyful

Good News Translation
Be joyful always,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rejoice always!

International Standard Version
Always be joyful.

NET Bible
Always rejoice,

New Heart English Bible
Rejoice always.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Rejoice at all times.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Always be joyful.

New American Standard 1977
Rejoice always;

King James 2000 Bible
Rejoice evermore.

American King James Version
Rejoice ever more.

American Standard Version
Rejoice always;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Always rejoice.

Darby Bible Translation
rejoice always;

English Revised Version
Rejoice alway;

Webster's Bible Translation
Rejoice evermore.

Weymouth New Testament
Be always joyful.

World English Bible
Rejoice always.

Young's Literal Translation
always rejoice ye;
Study Bible
Christian Living
15Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people. 16Rejoice at all times. 17Pray without ceasing.…
Cross References
John 6:34
"Sir," they said, "give us this bread at all times."

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Treasury of Scripture

Rejoice ever more.


2 Corinthians 6:10
As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

χαίρετε (chairete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

at all times.
Πάντοτε (Pantote)
Strong's Greek 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.
(16) Rejoice evermore.--The remaining commands are more simply spiritual, and hardly form part of the same paragraph as 1Thessalonians 5:12-15, which related to discipline; though from 1Thessalonians 5:19 et seq. we see that St. Paul was still addressing the Church in its corporate capacity, not only the individual members. The Christian who remains in sadness and depression really breaks a commandment: in some direction or other he mistrusts God--His power, providence, forgiveness. The command is specially good for a persecuted Church like that of Thessalonica (Matthew 5:10-12).

Verse 16. - Rejoice evermore; or, rejoice always (R.V.). Joy is that feeling of delight which arises from the possession of present good, or from the anticipation of future happiness; and in both respects the believer has abundant reason for constant joy. He possesses the blessedness of forgiveness and the sure prospect of eternal life, and he has the consciousness that all things work together for good to them that love God (Romans 8:28). God wishes his people to be happy, and does not suffer them to be indifferent to their own peace. He commands them to rejoice, yea, to rejoice evermore. "Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice" (Philippians 4:4).
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