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;

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;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Always rejoice.

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.

Rejoice.

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.







Lexicon
Rejoice
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)
Adverb
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). 5:16-22 We are to rejoice in creature-comforts, as if we rejoiced not, and must not expect to live many years, and rejoice in them all; but if we do rejoice in God, we may do that evermore. A truly religious life is a life of constant joy. And we should rejoice more, if we prayed more. Prayer will help forward all lawful business, and every good work. If we pray without ceasing, we shall not want matter for thanksgiving in every thing. We shall see cause to give thanks for sparing and preventing, for common and uncommon, past and present, temporal and spiritual mercies. Not only for prosperous and pleasing, but also for afflicting providences, for chastisements and corrections; for God designs all for our good, though we at present see not how they tend to it. Quench not the Spirit. Christians are said to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire. He worketh as fire, by enlightening, enlivening, and purifying the souls of men. As fire is put out by taking away fuel, and as it is quenched by pouring water, or putting a great deal of earth upon it; so we must be careful not to quench the Holy Spirit, by indulging carnal lusts and affections, minding only earthly things. Believers often hinder their growth in grace, by not giving themselves up to the spiritual affections raised in their hearts by the Holy Spirit. By prophesyings, here understand the preaching of the word, the interpreting and applying the Scriptures. We must not despise preaching, though it is plain, and we are told no more than what we knew before. We must search the Scriptures. And proving all things must be to hold fast that which is good. We should abstain from sin, and whatever looks like sin, leads to it, and borders upon it. He who is not shy of the appearances of sin, who shuns not the occasions of it, and who avoids not the temptations and approaches to it, will not long keep from doing sin.
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