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1 Thessalonians 5:10

    1 Thessalonians 5:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Who was put to death for us, so that, awake or sleeping, we may have a part in his life.

    Webster's Revision

    who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    World English Bible

    who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:10

    Who died for us - His death was an atoning sacrifice for the Gentiles as well as for the Jews.

    Whether we wake or sleep - Whether we live or die, whether we are in this state or in the other world, we shall live together with him-shall enjoy his life, and the consolations of his Spirit, while here; and shall be glorified together with him in the eternal world. The words show that every where and in all circumstances genuine believers, who walk after God, have life and communion with him, and are continually happy, and constantly safe.

    The apostle, however, may refer to the doctrine he has delivered, 1 Thessalonians 4:15, concerning the dead in Christ rising first; and the last generation of men not dying, but undergoing such a change as shall render them immortal. On that great day, all the followers of God, both those who had long slept in the dust of the earth, and all those who shall be found living, shall be acknowledged by Christ as his own, and live together for ever with him.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:10

    Who died for us - That is, to redeem us. He designed by his death that we should ultimately live with him; and this effect of his death could be secured only as it was an atoning sacrifice.

    Whether we wake or sleep - Whether we are found among the living or the dead when he comes. The object here is to show that the one class would have no advantage over the other. This was designed to calm their minds in their trials, and to correct an error which seems to have prevailed in the belief that those who were found alive when he should return would have some priority over those who were dead; see the notes on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

    Should live together with him - See the notes at John 14:3. The word rendered "together" (ἁμα hama) is not to be regarded as connected with the phrase "with him" - as meaning that he and they would be "together," but it refers to those who "wake and those who sleep" - those who are alive and those who are dead - meaning that they would be "together" or would be with the Lord "at the same time;" there would be no priority or precedence. Rosenmuller.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:10

    5:10 Whether we wake or sleep - Be alive or dead at his coming.