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1 Thessalonians 5:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunken, are drunken in the night.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, they that sleep, by night, do sleep, and, they that drink, by night, do drink:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For they that sleepe, sleepe in the night, and they that bee drunken, are drunken in the night.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For they who sleep, in the night sleep; and they who are drunken, in the night are drunken.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For they who sleep, sleep in the night; and they who are drunken, are drunken in the 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).
they that sleep 2518
{2518} Prime
καθεύδω
katheudo
{kath-yoo'-do}
From G2596 and εὕδω [[heudo]] (to sleep); to lie down to rest, that is, (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
sleep 2518
{2518} Prime
καθεύδω
katheudo
{kath-yoo'-do}
From G2596 and εὕδω [[heudo]] (to sleep); to lie down to rest, that is, (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
in the night; 3571
{3571} Prime
νύξ
nux
{noox}
A primary word; 'night' (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
they that be drunken 3182
{3182} Prime
μεθύσκω
methusko
{meth-oos'-ko}
A prolonged (transitive) form of G3184; to intoxicate.
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
are drunken 3184
{3184} Prime
μεθύω
methuo
{meth-oo'-o}
From another form of G3178; to drink to intoxication, that is, get drunk.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
in the night. 3571
{3571} Prime
νύξ
nux
{noox}
A primary word; 'night' (literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5:7

_ _ This verse is to be taken in the literal sense. Night is the time when sleepers sleep, and drinking men are drunk. To sleep by day would imply great indolence; to be drunken by day, great shamelessness. Now, in a spiritual sense, “we Christians profess to be day people, not night people; therefore our work ought to be day work, not night work; our conduct such as will bear the eye of day, and such has no need of the veil of night” [Edmunds], (1 Thessalonians 5:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:6-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 5:7

They usually sleep and are drunken in the night — These things do not love the light.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they that sleep:

Job 4:13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
Luke 21:34-35 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. ... For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

and they:

1 Samuel 25:36-37 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart [was] merry within him, for he [was] very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. ... But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became [as] a stone.
Proverbs 23:29-35 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? ... They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Isaiah 21:4-5 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me. ... Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, [and] anoint the shield.
Daniel 5:4-5 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. ... In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Acts 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is [but] the third hour of the day.
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
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1S 25:36. Jb 4:13; 33:15. Pv 23:29. Is 21:4. Dn 5:4. Lk 21:34. Ac 2:15. Ro 13:13. 1Co 15:34. Ep 5:14. 2P 2:13.

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