1 Thessalonians 5:21
Strong's Lexicon
but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

test
δοκιμάζετε (dokimazete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1381: From dokimos; to test; by implication, to approve.

all things.
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter 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.

Hold fast
κατέχετε (katechete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2722: From kata and echo; to hold down, in various applications.

to what [is]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

good.
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
but test all things. Hold on to what is good.

New American Standard Bible
But examine everything [carefully]; hold fast to that which is good;

King James Bible
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
but test them all; hold on to what is good,

New Living Translation
but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.

English Standard Version
but test everything; hold fast what is good.

New American Standard Bible
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

King James Bible
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but test all things. Hold on to what is good.

International Standard Version
Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.

NET Bible
But examine all things; hold fast to what is good.

American Standard Version
prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

English Revised Version
prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

Young's Literal Translation
all things prove; that which is good hold fast;






Cross References
Romans 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

1 Corinthians 14:29
Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:20
Despise not prophesyings.

1 Thessalonians 5:19
Quench not the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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