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1 Thessalonians 5:1

    1 Thessalonians 5:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that aught be written unto you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But about the times and their order, my brothers, there is no need for me to say anything to you.

    Webster's Revision

    But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that aught be written unto you.

    World English Bible

    But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that aught be written unto you.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:1

    But of the times and the seasons - It is natural to suppose, after what he had said in the conclusion of the preceding chapter concerning the coming of Christ, the raising of the dead, and rendering those immortal who should then be found alive, without obliging them to pass through the empire of death, that the Thessalonians would feel an innocent curiosity to know, as the disciples did concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, when those things should take place, and what should be the signs of those times, and of the coming of the Son of man. And it is remarkable that the apostle answers, here, to these anticipated questions as our Lord did, in the above case, to the direct question of his disciples; and he seems to refer in these words, Of the times and the seasons ye have no need that I write unto you, for yourselves know that the day of the Lord cometh as a thief in the night, to what our Lord said, Matthew 24:44; Matthew 25:13; and the apostle takes it for granted that they were acquainted with our Lord's prediction on the subject: For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. It is very likely therefore, that the apostle, like our Lord, couples these two grand events-the destruction of Jerusalem and the final judgment. And it appears most probable that it is of the former event chiefly that he speaks here, as it was certainly of the latter that he treated in the conclusion of the preceding chapter. In the notes on Acts 1:6, Acts 1:7, it has already been shown that the χρονους η καιρους, times or seasons, (the very same terms which are used here), refer to the destruction of the Jewish commonwealth; and we may fairly presume that they have the same meaning in this place.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:1

    But of the times and the seasons - See the notes, Acts 1:7. The reference here is to the coming of the Lord Jesus, and to the various events connected with his advent; see the close of 1 Thessalonians 4.

    Ye have no need that I write unto you - That is, they had received all the information on the particular point to which he refers, which it was necessary they should have. He seems to refer particularly to the suddenness of his coming. It is evident from this, as well as from other parts of this Epistle, that this had been, from some cause, a prominent topic which he had dwelt on when he was with them; see the notes on 1 Thessalonians 1:10.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:1

    5:1 But of the precise times when this shall be.