1 Thessalonians 5:4
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English Standard Version
But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

King James Bible
But ye, brethren, 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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that 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.

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Overtake (καταλάβῃ)

See on comprehended, John 1:5.

A thief (κλέπτης)

Tischendorf, Weiss, and Rev. T. retain this reading. Westcott and Hort read κλέπτας thieves, but with κλέπτης in margin. The weight of textual evidence is in favor of the singular.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 Parallel Commentaries

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are.

Romans 13:11-13 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed...

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

1 Peter 2:9,10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

overtake.

Deuteronomy 19:6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him...

Deuteronomy 28:15,45 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God...

Jeremiah 42:16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which you feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine...

Hosea 10:9 O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood...

Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers?...

Cross References
Matthew 10:15
Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Luke 21:34
"But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

1 John 2:8
At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

Revelation 3:3
Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

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