1 Thessalonians 5:4
Good News Translation
But you, friends, are not in the darkness, and the Day should not take you by surprise 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.

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

New American Bible
But you, brothers, are not in darkness, for that day to overtake you like a thief.

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

are.

Romans 13:11-13 And that, knowing the season, that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our salvation is nearer than when we believed. . . .

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,

1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people: that you may declare his virtues, who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: . . .

1 John 2:8 Again a new commandment I write unto you: which thing is true both in him and in you, because the darkness is passed and the true light now shineth.

overtake.

Deuteronomy 19:6 Lest perhaps the next kinsman of him whose blood was shed, pushed on by his grief should pursue, and apprehend him, if the way be too long, and take away the life of him who is not guilty of death, because he is proved to have had no hatred before against him that was slain.

Deuteronomy 28:15,45 But if thou wilt not hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and to do all his commandments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day, all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. . . .

Jeremiah 42:16 The sword which you fear, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt: and the famine, whereof you are afraid, shall cleave to you in Egypt, and there you shall die.

Hosea 10:9 From the days of Gabaa, Israel hath sinned, there they stood: the battle in Gabaa against the children of iniquity shall not overtake them.

Zechariah 1:6 But yet my words, and my ordinances, which I gave in charge to my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers, and they returned, and said: As the Lord of hosts thought to do to us according to our ways, and according to our devices, so he hath done to us.

Context
The Day of the Lord
3For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape. 4But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. 5For all you are the children of light and children of the day: we are not of the night nor of darkness.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:15
Amen I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

Luke 21:34
And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

Acts 26:18
To open their eyes, that they may be converted from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a lot among the saints, by the faith that is in me.

1 Thessalonians 5:2
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up.

1 John 2:8
Again a new commandment I write unto you: which thing is true both in him and in you, because the darkness is passed and the true light now shineth.

Revelation 3:3
Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe and do penance: If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief: and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.

Revelation 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Additional Translations
But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;
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