1 Thessalonians 5:5
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English Standard Version
For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

King James Bible
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

American Standard Version
for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For all you are the children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

English Revised Version
for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Weymouth New Testament
for all of you are sons of Light and sons of the day. We belong neither to the night nor to darkness.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye are all

In the text γὰρ for should be inserted after πάντες all. Ye are not in darkness for ye are sons of light.

Children of light (υἱοὶ φωτός)

More correctly, sons of light. See on Mark 3:17, and comp. Luke 16:8; John 12:36; Ephesians 5:8; Colossians 1:12. The Christian condition is habitually associated in N.T. with light: see Matthew 5:14, Matthew 5:16; John 3:21; John 8:12; Acts 26:18; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:7. The contrary condition with darkness: see John 3:19, John 3:20; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 4:16; Matthew 6:23, etc.

Of the night - of darkness (νυκτὸς - σκότους)

The genitive marks an advance of thought from ἐν σκότει in darkness, 1 Thessalonians 5:4. Ἑν indicates the element in which one is. The genitive, of darkness, points to nature and origin. To belong to darkness is more than to be in darkness.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

John 12:36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Cross References
Luke 16:8
The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.

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 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

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.

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