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1 Thessalonians 5:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of [the] Lord so comes as a thief by night.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, ye yourselves, perfectly well know—that, the day of the Lord, as a thief in the night, so, cometh;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For your selues knowe perfectly that the day of the Lord so commeth as a thiefe in the night.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for you truly know that the day of our Lord as a thief in the night so cometh.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— for ye know assuredly, that the day of our Lord so cometh, as a thief by night.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
yourselves 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
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.
know 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
perfectly 199
{0199} Prime
ἀκριβῶς
akribos
{ak-ree-boce'}
Adverb from the same as G0196; exactly.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
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).
day 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
of the Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
so 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
cometh 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
a thief 2812
{2812} Prime
κλέπτης
kleptes
{klep'-tace}
From G2813; a stealer (literally or figuratively).
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the night. 3571
{3571} Prime
νύξ
nux
{noox}
A primary word; 'night' (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5:2

_ _ as a thief in the night — The apostles in this image follow the parable of their Lord, expressing how the Lord’s coming shall take men by surprise (Matthew 24:43; 2 Peter 3:10). “The night is wherever there is quiet unconcern” [Bengel]. “At midnight” (perhaps figurative: to some parts of the earth it will be literal night), Matthew 25:6. The thief not only gives no notice of his approach but takes all precaution to prevent the household knowing of it. So the Lord (Revelation 16:15). Signs will precede the coming, to confirm the patient hope of the watchful believer; but the coming itself shall be sudden at last (Matthew 24:32-36; Luke 21:25-32, Luke 21:35).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 5:2

For this in general ye do know; and ye can and need know no more.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
know:

Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

the day:

Matthew 24:42-44 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. ... Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:34-35 [For the Son of man is] as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. ... Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Luke 12:39-40 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. ... Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
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Jr 23:20. Mt 24:42; 25:13. Mk 13:34. Lk 12:39. 2P 3:10. Rv 3:3; 16:15.

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