1 Thessalonians 5:27
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New International Version
I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

King James Bible
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the [holy] brethren.

World English Bible
I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
I charge you by the Lord, that the letter be read to all the holy brethren;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read - There must have been some particular reason for this solemn charge; he certainly had some cause to suspect that the epistle would be suppressed in some way or other, and that the whole Church would not be permitted to hear it; or he may refer to the smaller Churches contiguous to Thessalonica, or the Churches in Macedonia in general, whom he wished to hear it, as well as those to whom it was more immediately directed. There is no doubt that the apostles designed that their epistles should be copied, and sent to all the Churches in the vicinity of that to which they were directed. Had this not been the case, a great number of Churches would have known scarcely any thing of the New Testament. As every Jewish synagogue had a copy of the law and the prophets, so every Christian Church had a copy of the gospels and the epistles, which were daily, or at least every Sabbath, read for the instruction of the people. This the apostle deemed so necessary, that he adjured them by the Lord to read this epistle to all the brethren; i.e. to all the Christians in that district. Other Churches might get copies of it; and thus, no doubt, it soon became general. In this way other parts of the sacred writings were disseminated through all the Churches of the Gentiles; and the errors of the different scribes, employed to take copies, constituted what are now called the various readings.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I charge. or, I adjure.

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

Numbers 27:23 And he laid his hands on him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

1 Kings 22:16 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD?

2 Chronicles 18:15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living God...

Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the most high God? I adjure you by God...

Acts 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took on them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying...

1 Timothy 1:3,18 As I sought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that you might charge some that they teach no other doctrine...

1 Timothy 5:7,21 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless...

1 Timothy 6:13,17 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;


Colossians 4:16 And when this letter is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans...

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.


Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Sleep Not
"Lord, when we leave the world and come to thee, How dull, how slur, are we! How backward! How prepost'rous is the motion Of our ungain devotion! Our thoughts are millstones, and our souls are lead, And our desires are dead: Our vows are fairly promis'd, faintly paid, Or broken, or not made. * * * * * * * Is the road fair, we loiter; clogged with mire, We stick or else retire; A lamb appeals a lion, and we fear Each bush we see's a bear. When our dull souls direct our thoughts to
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Fenelon -- the Saints Converse with God
Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, and private tutor to the heir-apparent of France, was born of a noble family in Perigord, 1651. In 1675 he received holy orders, and soon afterward made the acquaintance of Bossuet, whom he henceforth looked up to as his master. It was the publication of his "De l'Education des Filles" that brought him his first fame, and had some influence in securing his appointment in 1689 to be preceptor of the Duke of Burgundy. In performing this
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Vol. 2

Getting Ready to Enter Canaan
GETTING READY TO ENTER CANAAN Can you tell me, please, the first step to take in obtaining the experience of entire sanctification? I have heard much about it, have heard many sermons on it, too; but the way to proceed is not yet plain to me, not so plain as I wish it were. Can't you tell me the first step, the second, third, and all the rest? My heart feels a hunger that seems unappeased, I have a longing that is unsatisfied; surely it is a deeper work I need! And so I plead, "Tell me the way."
Robert Lee Berry—Adventures in the Land of Canaan

Exhortations to Christians as they are Children of God
1 There is a bill of indictment against those who declare to the world they are not the children of God: all profane persons. These have damnation written upon their forehead. Scoffers at religion. It were blasphemy to call these the children of God. Will a true child jeer at his Father's picture? Drunkards, who drown reason and stupefy conscience. These declare their sin as Sodom. They are children indeed, but cursed children' (2 Peter 2:14). 2 Exhortation, which consists of two branches. (i) Let
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Acts 1:15
In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty)

Colossians 4:16
After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.

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