1 Thessalonians 5:6
New International Version
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.

New Living Translation
So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.

English Standard Version
So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.

Berean Study Bible
So then, let us not sleep as the others do, but let us remain awake and sober.

Berean Literal Bible
So then we should not sleep as the others, but we should watch and we should be sober.

New American Standard Bible
so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.

New King James Version
Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

King James Bible
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Christian Standard Bible
So then, let us not sleep, like the rest, but let us stay awake and be self-controlled.

Contemporary English Version
Others may sleep, but we should stay awake and be alert.

Good News Translation
So then, we should not be sleeping like the others; we should be awake and sober.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious.

International Standard Version
Therefore, let's not fall asleep like others do, but let's stay awake and be sober.

NET Bible
So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober.

New Heart English Bible
so then let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let us not sleep therefore as the rest, but let us be watchful and sensible.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, we must not fall asleep like other people, but we must stay awake and be sober.

New American Standard 1977
so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

American King James Version
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

American Standard Version
so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.

Darby Bible Translation
So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;

English Revised Version
so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Weymouth New Testament
So then let us not sleep, like the rest of the world, but let us keep awake and be sober.

World English Bible
so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.

Young's Literal Translation
so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober,
Study Bible
The Day of the Lord
5For you are all sons of the light and sons of the day; we do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 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.…
Cross References
Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Ephesians 2:3
At one time we all lived among them, fulfilling the cravings of our flesh and indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

1 Thessalonians 4:13
Brothers, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who are without hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:10
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him.

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

let us not.

Proverbs 19:15
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Isaiah 56:10
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Jonah 1:6
So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.

watch.

Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 26:38,40,41
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me…

sober.

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

Philippians 4:5
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

1 Timothy 2:9,15
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; …







Lexicon
So
ἄρα (ara)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 686: Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

let us not sleep
καθεύδωμεν (katheudōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

the
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.

others [do],
λοιποί (loipoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3062: Left, left behind, the remainder, the rest, the others. Masculine plural of a derivative of leipo; remaining ones.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

let us remain awake
γρηγορῶμεν (grēgorōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

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

sober.
νήφωμεν (nēphōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3525: (lit: I am sober), I am calm (vigilant), circumspect. Of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine, i.e. be discreet.
(6) Let us not sleep.--The metaphor here expresses not so much actual sin (Ephesians 5:14) as carelessness in spiritual and moral things. "Let us not say, 'Peace and safety,' and resign ourselves to indifference about Christ's coming." St. Paul (as always) indicates that it was possible for "children of light" to be converted back into "children of darkness."

Others.--Rather, the rest, as in 1Thessalonians 4:13 : so also Romans 11:7; Ephesians 2:3.

Watch and be sober.--The comparison of night now suggests to the writer another thought besides that of sloth, namely, that of dissipation. Christians are not to turn day into night by debauchery any more than by sleep.

Verse 6. - Therefore; because we are the children of the, light and of the day, because we have been enlightened and purified, we ought to be watchful and sober, so that we may not be unprepared for the day of the Lord. Privileges will avail us nothing, unless we use them and walk up to them. Let us not sleep. Sleep is here evidently used metaphorically to denote religious carelessness. As do others; the unbelieving and ungodly. But let us watch and be sober; evidently to be understood metaphorically of spiritual vigilance and sobriety: watchfulness denoting wakefulness from sleep, and sobriety freedom from intoxication. Both must be combined: we must be watchful, on our guard, and we must be sober, armed and prepared; "for even by day," observes St. Chrysostom, "if one watches, but is not sober, he will fall into numberless dangers." The same exhortation is given by Peter, but in the reverse order: "Be sober, be vigilant" (1 Peter 5:8). 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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