New Living Translation
But you aren't in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.
King James Bible
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Darby Bible Translation
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:
World English Bible
But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:4 Ye are not in darkness - Sleeping secure in sin.
"Misery stole me at my birth And cast me helpless on the wild." The words of this hymn express my condition from my first advent into the world. My mother had overworked before I was born; and, as a result, I suffered bodily affliction from infancy. I was scarely two years old when I began having spasms. My eyes would roll back in my head, I would froth at the mouth, the tendons of my jaws would draw, causing me to bite my cheeks until the blood ran from my mouth, and I would become unconscious. …
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith
Third Sunday after Epiphany
I tell you the truth, the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah will be better off than such a town on the judgment day.
"Watch out! Don't let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don't let that day catch you unaware,
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God's people, who are set apart by faith in me.'
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you know quite well that the day of the Lord's return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.
1 John 2:8
Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining.
Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don't wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.
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