1 Thessalonians 5:7
New International Version
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.

New Living Translation
Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk.

English Standard Version
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night.

Berean Study Bible
For those who sleep, sleep at night; and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.

Berean Literal Bible
For those sleeping, sleep by night; and those becoming drunk, get drunk by night.

New American Standard Bible
For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.

King James Bible
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

Christian Standard Bible
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.

Contemporary English Version
People sleep during the night, and some even get drunk.

Good News Translation
It is at night when people sleep; it is at night when they get drunk.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

International Standard Version
For people who go to sleep, go to sleep at night; and people who get drunk, get drunk at night.

NET Bible
For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

New Heart English Bible
For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk are drunk at night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who sleep, sleep at night; people who get drunk, get drunk at night.

New American Standard 1977
For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For those that sleep in the night, and those that are drunken are drunken in the night.

King James 2000 Bible
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that are drunk are drunk in the night.

American King James Version
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

American Standard Version
For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night.

Darby Bible Translation
for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;

English Revised Version
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunken, are drunken in the night.

Weymouth New Testament
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who drink freely, drink at night.

World English Bible
For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

Young's Literal Translation
for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken,
Study Bible
The Day of the Lord
6So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober. 7For those who sleep, sleep at night; and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8But 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.…
Cross References
John 2:10
and said, "Everyone serves the fine wine first, and then the cheap wine after the guests are drunk. But you have saved the fine wine until now!"

Acts 2:15
These men are not drunk as you suppose. It is only the third hour of the day!

Ephesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

2 Peter 2:13
The harm they will suffer is the wages of their wickedness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deception as they feast with you.

Treasury of Scripture

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

they that sleep.

Job 4:13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,

Job 33:15
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

Luke 21:34,35
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares…

and they.

1 Samuel 25:36,37
And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light…

Proverbs 23:29-35
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? …

Isaiah 21:4,5
My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me…







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

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sleep,
καθεύδοντες (katheudontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.

sleep
καθεύδουσιν (katheudousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.

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

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

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

get drunk,
μεθυσκόμενοι (methyskomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3182: To make drunk; pass: I become drunk. A prolonged form of methuo; to intoxicate.

get drunk
μεθύουσιν (methyousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3184: To be intoxicated with wine, be drunk. From another form of methe; to drink to intoxication, i.e. Get drunk.

at night.
νυκτὸς (nyktos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.
(7) They that sleep. . . .--As the connection of sleep with night has already been sufficiently worked out, and is not touched upon again in 1Thessalonians 5:8, the first clause seems only to be inserted for the sake of bringing out the second, and to justify the sudden introduction of the words, "and be sober." It may thus be paraphrased: "I say, 'and be sober too,' for as they that sleep in the night, so they that be drunken are drunken in the night." It is implied that the streets even of heathen Thessalonica were seldom affronted with the common English spectacle of drunken men by daylight; while among the Jews it was proof positive of sobriety to say, "It is but the third hour of the day" (Acts 2:15). In St. Cyprian's time, Christians were known from other men because their breath smelt of wine in the early morning through attending the Blessed Sacrament (Epistle lxiii. 15): no heathens would have touched wine by that time.

Verse 7. - For; the reason of this exhortation. They that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunken are drunken in the night. Here not to be taken in a metaphorical sense, but a simple statement of fact - what occurs in ordinary experience. The night is the season in which sleep and drunkenness usually occur; whereas the day is the season of watchfulness, sobriety, and work. Both heathen and Jews considered it as eminently disgraceful for a man to be seen drunken in the day-time. Hence, when the Jews accused the believers on the day of Pentecost with being filled with new wine, Peter answered, "We are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day" (Acts 2:15). 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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