1 Thessalonians 5:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

New Living Translation
But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.

English Standard Version
But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

Berean Study Bible
But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief.

New American Standard Bible
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, so that the day would overtake you like a thief;

NASB 1995
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;

NASB 1977
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief;

Amplified Bible
But you, believers, [all you who believe in Christ as Savior and acknowledge Him as God’s Son] are not in spiritual darkness [nor held by its power], that the day [of judgment] would overtake you [by surprise] like a thief;

Christian Standard Bible
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the dark, for this day to surprise you like a thief.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief.

Contemporary English Version
My dear friends, you don't live in darkness, and so that day won't surprise you like a thief.

Good News Translation
But you, friends, are not in the darkness, and the Day should not take you by surprise like a thief.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But, brothers and sisters, you don't live in the dark. That day won't take you by surprise as a thief would.

International Standard Version
However, brothers, you are not in the darkness, in order that the Day of the Lord might surprise you like a thief.

NET Bible
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

New King James Version
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

New Heart English Bible
But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.

World English Bible
But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.

American King James Version
But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

American Standard Version
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:

A Faithful Version
But you, brethren, are not in darkness that the day of the Lord should overtake you as a thief.

Darby Bible Translation
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:

English Revised Version
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
But ye, brethren, are not in darkenes, that that day shal come on you, as it were a thiefe.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
But ye brethren are not in darknesse, that that day shoulde ouertake you as a theefe.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
But ye brethren are not in darknes, that that daye shulde come on you as a thefe.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
But ye brethre are not in darcknes that yt daye shuld come on you as it were a thefe.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
but you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the Day may catch you as a thief;

Berean Literal Bible
But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you like a thief.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;

Smith's Literal Translation
And ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day as a thief overtake you.

Literal Emphasis Translation
However, you, brothers, are not in darkness so that the day should overtake you like as a thief.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Catholic Public Domain Version
But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that you would be overtaken by that day as by a thief.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you, my brethren, you are not in darkness that the day should overtake you as a thief.

Lamsa Bible
But you, my brethren, are not in darkness that that day shall overtake you as a thief.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Godbey New Testament
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may overtake you like a thief:

Haweis New Testament
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief.

Mace New Testament
but you, my brethren, are too well inform'd to be surpriz'd by that day, as by a thief.

Weymouth New Testament
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that daylight should surprise you like a thief;

Worrell New Testament
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief;

Worsley New Testament
But ye, my brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should seize you as a thief:








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