1 Thessalonians 5:6
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English Standard Version
So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.

King James Bible
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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Others (οἱ λοιποί)

The rest, as 1 Thessalonians 4:13.

Let us watch (γρηγορῶμεν)

See on Mark 13:35, and comp. Ephesians 5:14.

Be sober (νήφωμεν)

Primarily in a physical sense, as opposed to excess in drink, but passing into the ethical sense of calm, collected, circumspect. Alert wakefulness and calm assurance will prevent their being surprised and confused by the Lord's coming, as by a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 Parallel Commentaries

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let us not.

Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts 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 to him, What mean you, O sleeper? arise, call on your God, if so be that God will think on us...

Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

Mark 14:37 And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, sleep you? could not you watch one hour?

Luke 22:46 And said to them, Why sleep you? rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

Romans 13:11-14 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...

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

watch.

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

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

Matthew 26:38,40,41 Then said he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death: tarry you here, and watch with me...

Mark 13:34,35,37 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

Mark 14:38 Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 12:37,39 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself...

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

Luke 22:46 And said to them, Why sleep you? rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit...

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.

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

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 to all men. The Lord is at hand.

1 Timothy 2:9,15 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with modesty and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold...

1 Timothy 3:2,11 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...

Titus 2:6,12 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded...

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober...

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

Cross References
Romans 13:11
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

Ephesians 2:3
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

1 Thessalonians 4:13
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:10
who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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