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1 Thessalonians 5:8

    1 Thessalonians 5:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But let us, who are of the day, be serious, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and on our heads, the hope of salvation.

    Webster's Revision

    But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

    World English Bible

    But let us, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

    Definitions for 1 Thessalonians 5:8

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:8

    Putting on the breastplate - We are not only called to Work, but we are called also to fight; and that we may not be surprised, we must watch; and that we may be in a condition to defend ourselves, we must be sober; and that we may be enabled to conquer, we must be armed: and what the breastplate and helmet are to a soldier's heart and head, such are faith, love, and hope to us. Faith enables us to endure, as seeing him who is invisible; love excites us to diligence and activity, and makes us bear our troubles and difficulties pleasantly; hope helps us to anticipate the great end, the glory that shall be revealed, and which we know we shall in due time obtain, if we faint not. For an explanation of the different parts of the Grecian armor, as illustrating that of the Christian, see the notes on Ephesians 6 (note), where the subject is largely explained.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:8

    But let us, who are of the day, be sober - Temperate, as people usually are in the daytime.

    Putting on the breast-plate of faith and love - This is a favorite comparison of the apostle Paul; see it explained at length in the notes on Ephesians 6:14.

    And for an helmet, the hope of salvation - See the notes at Ephesians 6:17.