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1 Thessalonians 5:17

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Pray without ceasing.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Pray without ceasing.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    pray without ceasing;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep on with your prayers.

    Webster's Revision

    pray without ceasing;

    World English Bible

    Pray without ceasing.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    pray without ceasing;

    Definitions for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:17

    Pray without ceasing - Ye are dependent on God for every good; without him ye can do nothing; feel that dependence at all times, and ye will always be in the spirit of prayer; and those who feel this spirit will, as frequently as possible, be found in the exercise of prayer.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:17

    Pray without ceasing - See the notes on Romans 12:12. The direction here may be fairly construed as meaning:

    (1) That we are to be regular and constant in the observance of the stated seasons of prayer. We are to observe the duty of prayer in the closet, in the family, and in the assembly convened to call on the name of the Lord. We are not to allow this duty to be interrupted or intermitted by any trifling cause. We are so to act that it may be said we pray regularly in the closet, in the family, and at the usual seasons when the church prays to which we belong.

    (2) we are to maintain an uninterrupted and constant spirit of prayer. We are to be in such a frame of mind as to be ready to pray publicly if requested; and when alone, to improve any moment of leisure which we may have when we feel ourselves strongly inclined to pray. That Christian is in a bad state of mind who has suffered himself, by attention to worldly cares, or by light conversation, or by gaiety and vanity, or by reading an improper book, or by eating or drinking too much, or by late hours at night among the thoughtless and the vain, to be brought into such a condition that he cannot engage in prayer with proper feelings. There has been evil done to the soul if it is not prepared for communion with God at all times, and if it would not find pleasure in approaching his holy throne.

    Verses Related to 1 Thessalonians 5:17

    Matthew 7:11 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
    James 5:16 - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
    Colossians 4:2 - Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;