1 Thessalonians 5:18
New International Version
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

English Standard Version
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Berean Study Bible
Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God toward you in Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

New King James Version
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

New American Standard Bible
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

NASB 1995
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

NASB 1977
in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Amplified Bible
in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Christian Standard Bible
give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give thanks in everything, for this is the will of God in Yeshua The Messiah among you.

Contemporary English Version
Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.

English Revised Version
in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.

Good News Translation
be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God's will in Christ Jesus that you do this.

International Standard Version
In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.

Literal Standard Version
give thanks in everything, for this [is] the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you.

NET Bible
in everything give thanks. For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

New Heart English Bible
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.

Weymouth New Testament
In every circumstance of life be thankful; for this is God's will in Christ Jesus respecting you.

World English Bible
In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.

Young's Literal Translation
in every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Christian Living
17Pray without ceasing. 18Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19Do not extinguish the Spirit.…

Cross References
Psalm 34:1
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

Daniel 6:10
Now when Daniel learned that the document had been signed, he went into his house, where the windows of his upper room opened toward Jerusalem, and three times a day he got down on his knees, prayed, and gave thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Ephesians 5:20
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Treasury of Scripture

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

every.

Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

for.

1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

1 Peter 2:15
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

1 Peter 4:2
That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.









(18) In every thing give thanks.--To the Christian who really trusts his Father's providence, and believes that his prayers are heard, every moment's occurrence will be just that which he has prayed for--the fulfilment of our Father's will. It is for this reason that thanksgiving is so inseparably joined with prayer. (See Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2.)

This is the will of God--i.e., that you should be always full of thanksgiving. This clause hardly enforces thanksgiving as a duty, "Give thanks always, for you recognise the duty of doing God's will, and this is His will;" but rather encourages the Thessalonians to see that thankfulness is always possible. "Give thanks always, for God has no wish to give you cause for sorrow: His will towards you is to fill you with thankfulness." "Towards you" seems here a more exact rendering than "concerning you."

In Christ Jesus.--This kind and loving will of God for our good was most abundantly manifested in the life and death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, and even to this day it is chiefly manifested in what Christ Jesus still is for us (e.g. Hebrews 6:19-20).

Verse 18. - In everything give thanks. In every circumstance - in joy and in sorrow; for everything - for prosperity and for adversity; in every place - in the house of God and on the bed of sickness; Christians should not only be engaged in constant prayer, but in constant thanksgiving; indeed, their prayers should partake largely of the nature of thanksgiving. For this; this thankful spirit. Is the will of God; his desire. In Christ Jesus; the sphere in which this will of God is displayed. Concerning you. God by the gift of his Son has laid us under the obligation of perpetual thanksgiving. Our whole lives ought to be one continued thank-offering for all the blessings of redemption.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Give thanks
εὐχαριστεῖτε (eucharisteite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2168: From eucharistos; to be grateful, i.e. to express gratitude; specially, to say grace at a meal.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

every circumstance,
παντὶ (panti)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

this [is]
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

God’s
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

will
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Christ
Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus.
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.


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