1 Thessalonians 5:5
New International Version
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

New Living Translation
For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don't belong to darkness and night.

English Standard Version
For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

Berean Study Bible
For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

Berean Literal Bible
For you are all sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.

New American Standard Bible
for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;

King James Bible
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
For you are all children of light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.

Contemporary English Version
You belong to the light and live in the day. We don't live in the night or belong to the dark.

Good News Translation
All of you are people who belong to the light, who belong to the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.

International Standard Version
For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to darkness.

NET Bible
For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness.

New Heart English Bible
You are all children of light, and children of the day. We do not belong to the night, nor to darkness,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you are all children of light and children of the day and you are not children of the night, neither children of darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You belong to the day and the light not to the night and the dark.

New American Standard 1977
for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are all the sons of light, and the sons of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

American King James Version
You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

American Standard Version
for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all you are the children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
for all ye are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.

English Revised Version
for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Weymouth New Testament
for all of you are sons of Light and sons of the day. We belong neither to the night nor to darkness.

World English Bible
You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness,

Young's Literal Translation
all ye are sons of light, and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness,
Study Bible
The Day of the Lord
4But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief. 5For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober.…
Cross References
Luke 16:8
The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the sons of light.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those sanctified by faith in Me.'

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation.

1 John 2:8
Then again, I am also writing you a new commandment, which is true in Him and also in you. For the darkness is fading and the true light is already shining.

Treasury of Scripture

You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Luke 16:8
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

John 12:36
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

Acts 26:18
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.







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

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

are
ἐστε (este)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

sons
υἱοὶ (huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of [the] light
φωτός (phōtos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

sons
υἱοὶ (huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of [the] day;
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

we do not belong
ἐσμὲν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

to [the] night
νυκτὸς (nyktos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.

[or]
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

to [the] darkness.
σκότους (skotous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4655: Darkness, either physical or moral. From the base of skia; shadiness, i.e. Obscurity.
(5) Ye are all.--St. Paul recognises no exceptions, no inner distinctions, among the members of the Church: all stand alike so far as grace, privileges, and duties are concerned. The following exhortation shows that it was a matter of each man's free will whether he would sustain his character as a "child of light" or not.

Children of light.--The expression is an enthusiastic Hebrew poetical turn for intimate vital connection with anything; thus, e.g., "children of this world" (Luke 16:8; Luke 20:34) = "mere products of this age," with a family likeness for other worldly people; "the son of peace" (Luke 10:6)=a person with whom peace has a natural affinity, to whom the "peace" pronounced will cleave naturally. So "children of the light" are persons to whom darkness is an alien thing, whose natures have a kinship, an intuitive responsiveness for whatever may be called "light." To such persons the "light," the "day," can never come as an unwelcome, startling apparition.

We.--Notice St. Paul's courtesy again: he suddenly includes himself in his exhortation.

Verse 5. - Ye are all the children of the light, and the children of the day. Hebraistic expressions denoting, Ye all belong to the light and to the day. An affirmation, strengthening the previous declaration. The light and the day are synonymous expressions - the day being the period of light, as opposed to the night and darkness. We are not of the night, nor of darkness; rendering the positive assertion more emphatic. 5:1-5 It is needless or useless to ask about the particular time of Christ's coming. Christ did not reveal this to the apostles. There are times and seasons for us to work in, and these are our duty and interest to know and observe; but as to the time when we must give up our account, we know it not, nor is it needful that we should. The coming of Christ will be a great surprise to men. Our Lord himself said so. As the hour of death is the same to each person that the judgment will be to mankind in general, so the same remarks answer for both. Christ's coming will be terrible to the ungodly. Their destruction will overtake them while they dream of happiness, and please themselves with vain amusements. There will be no means to escape the terror or the punishment of that day. This day will be a happy day to the righteous. They are not in darkness; they are the children of the light. It is the happy condition of all true Christians. But how many are speaking peace and safety to themselves, over whose heads utter destruction is hovering! Let us endeavour to awaken ourselves and each other, and guard against our spiritual enemies.
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