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1 Thessalonians 5:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or sleep, we may live together with him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who died for us, in order that, whether we be watching or sleeping, together with him, we should live.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— who did die for us, that whether we wake—whether we sleep—together with him we may live;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who died for us: that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who died for vs, that whether we wake or sleepe, we should liue together with him.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— who died on our behalf, that, whether we wake or sleep, together with him we may live.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we might live together with him.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who y3588
[3588] Standard

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
died 599
{0599} Prime
From G0575 and G2348; to die off (literally or figuratively).
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
for 5228
{5228} Prime
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
us, 2257
{2257} Prime
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
that, 2443
{2443} Prime
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
whether 1535
{1535} Prime
From G1487 and G5037; if too.
we wake 1127
{1127} Prime
From G1453; to keep awake, that is, watch (literally or figuratively).
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
or 1535
{1535} Prime
From G1487 and G5037; if too.
sleep, 2518
{2518} Prime
From G2596 and εὕδω [[heudo]] (to sleep); to lie down to rest, that is, (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively).
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
we should live 2198
{2198} Prime
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
together 260
{0260} Prime
A primary particle; properly at the 'same' time, but freely used as a preposition or adverb denoting close association.
with 4862
{4862} Prime
A primary preposition denoting union; with or together (but much closer than G3326 or G3844), that is, by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.
him. 846
{0846} Prime
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5:10

_ _ died for usGreek, “in our behalf.”

_ _ whether we wake or sleep — whether we be found at Christ’s coming awake, that is, alive, or asleep, that is, in our graves.

_ _ togetherall of us together; the living not preceding the dead in their glorification “with Him” at His coming (1 Thessalonians 4:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:6-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 5:10

Whether we wake or sleep — Be alive or dead at his coming.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Thessalonians 5:10

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

(5) The death of Christ is a pledge of our victory, for he died so that we might be partakers of his life of power, indeed even while we live here.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Romans 5:6-8 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. ... But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:34 Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Romans 14:8-9 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. ... For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
2 Corinthians 5:15 And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:


1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
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