New American Standard Bible
Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.
King James Bible
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that ye should be written to,
World English Bible
But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.
Young's Literal Translation
And concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need of my writing to you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But of the times and the seasons - See the notes, Acts 1:7. The reference here is to the coming of the Lord Jesus, and to the various events connected with his advent; see the close of 1 Thessalonians 4.
Ye have no need that I write unto you - That is, they had received all the information on the particular point to which he refers, which it was necessary they should have. He seems to refer particularly to the suddenness of his coming. It is evident from this, as well as from other parts of this Epistle, that this had been, from some cause, a prominent topic which he had dwelt on when he was with them; see the notes on 1 Thessalonians 1:10.
"Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep." Sleep God hath selected as the very figure for the repose of the blessed. "They that sleep in Jesus," saith the Scripture. David puts it amongst the peculiar gift's of grace: "So he giveth his beloved sleep." But alas! sin could not let even this alone. Sin did over-ride even this celestial metaphor; and though God himself had employed sleep to express the excellence of the state of the blessed, yet sin must have even this profaned, ere itself can be …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Thirty-First Lesson. Pray Without Ceasing;'
Be Ye Therefore Perfect, Even as Your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect. Matthew 5:48.
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;
1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore comfort one another with these words.
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