Every man has a natural shame of being found asleep in the day-time, no matter what good excuse he has for it, however exhausted and unwell he may be. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. The First to the Thessalonians. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. See on John 2:10. always of intoxication. If even nature thus teaches us to be ashamed of sleeping through the hours God gives us for wakeful work, let us, who are of the day, watch. LOOKING FORWARD. ESV Large Print Value Thinline Bible (TruTone, Ruby, Vine Design), ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal, ESV Study Bible, Large Print, Genuine Leather, Black, ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible, (TruTone, Brown), Imitation Leather, Proverbs, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal. 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 KJV (King James Version) 1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. Verse For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.- King James Version The propriety of this exhortation, addressed to Christians, is based on the fact that intoxication was hardly regarded as a crime, and, surrounded as they were with those who freely indulged in drinking to excess, they were then, as they are now, exposed to the danger of disgracing their religion. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 Context. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 1 Thessalonians 5:7, NLT: "Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk." You know how we lived among you for your sake. NLT Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. Night and sleep are made for each other, and so are the day and active employment. This was probably more particularly the case among the ancients than with us, and much as drunkenness abounded, it was much more rare to see a man intoxicated in the day-time than it is now. People sleep during the night, and some even get drunk. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 : [Acts 2:15; 2 Pet. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor … 13:6–9 sudden destruction comes upon them, # Hos. Paul addresses their inquiry in this passage (1 Th 5:1-11). For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. Whoever is sinning seems to think the darkness will cover the sin. Thesis: No need to fear the Day of the Lord (1 Th 5:1 … The object of the apostle here is, to exhort Christians to be sober and temperate, and the meaning is, that it is as disgraceful for them to indulge in habits of revelry, as for a man to be drunk in the day-time. 2:13] 1 Thessalonians 5:7 in all English … They that sleep, sleep in the night. 8, and Apul. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 1 De temporibus autem, et momentis, fratres, non indigetis ut scribamus vobis. 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - “The church of the Thessalonians” came into being as a result of Paul’s second missionary journey. 1 Thessalonians 5:7, NASB: "For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night." 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. Thank You for the assurance that throughout the challenges I face in the daily and nightly round of life, You are with me and dwelling in me. The day is the time for action, and in the light of day people should be employed. It is in accordance with the usual custom in all lands and times, that the night is the usual season for riot and revelry. The actions of Christians ought always to be such that they may be performed in open day and in the view of all the world. 2 Ipsi enim diligenter scitis quia dies Domini, sicut fur in nocte, ita veniet: 3 cum enim dixerint: Pax et securitas: tunc repentinus eis superveniet interitus, sicut dolor in utero habenti, et non effugient. 1 Thessalonians 5:7, KJV: "For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night." For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. Cross references. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:7 Using Other Translations. It is profound because it is so simple. In lxx, the Hebrews shekar strong drink is several times rendered by μέθυσμα; Judges 13:4, Judges 13:7; 1 Samuel 1:11, 1 Samuel 1:15. Barnes's 1-thessalonians 5:7 Bible Commentary For they that sleep, sleep in the night - Night is the time for sleep. Leg. 1 Thessalonians 5:7. * [5:19–21] Paul’s buoyant encouragement of charismatic freedom sometimes occasioned excesses that he or others had to remedy (see 1 Cor 14; 2 Thes 2:1–15; 2 Pt 3:1–16). For people who go to sleep, go to sleep at night; and people who get drunk, get drunk at night. Μεθυσκόμενοι — μεθύουσιν , those who are drunken, are drunken ) Μεθύσκομαι denotes the act, μεθύω , the state or habit; so in καθεύδοντες — καθεύδουσι , the Ploce[29] is apparent. English Standard Version (ESV), 1 Thessalonians 5:7 in all English translations. 7 Car ceux qui dorment dorment la nuit, et ceux qui s'enivrent s'enivrent la nuit. In daytime, most people are working. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. Rather, we ought to be in a constantly "prayerful" state, and frequently speaking to God in actual, dedicated prayer. Exc. and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night; drunkenness is a work of darkness, and therefore men given to excessive drinking love darkness rather than light, and choose the night for their purpose. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that # Luke 21:34; 1 Thess. Cite Share Print BLB Searches. Practical Instructions Hortatory. To be drunk at noon is so shameful and scandalous, that men who love the sin, and indulge themselves in it, take the night season for it; and equally shameful it is, that enlightened persons should be inebriated, either with the cares of this life, or with an over weening opinion of themselves. putting on the breast-plate of faith and love, οἱ γὰρ καθεύδοντες καὶ, μεθυσκόμενοι νυκτός εἰσιν, Οἶνον δὲ οἱ μὲν ἐν Ἥλιου πόλει θεραπεύοντες τὸν θεὸν οὐκ εἰσφέρουσιν τοπαράπαν εἰς τὸ ἱερόν, ὡς οὐ προσῆκον ἡμέρας πίνειν, τοῦ κυρίου καὶ βασιλέως ἐφορῶντος, For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians “For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night“ Watching God’s prophetic program is no mysterious or obscure truth (5:6).