Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

Be always joyful.

King James Version

Rejoice evermore.

Holman Bible

Rejoice always!

A Conservative Version

Rejoice always.


Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);

An Understandable Version

You should be joyful at all times.

Anderson New Testament

Rejoice always;

Bible in Basic English

Have joy at all times.

Common New Testament

Rejoice always,

Daniel Mace New Testament

be always chearful.

Darby Translation

rejoice always;

Godbey New Testament

Rejoice evermore;

Goodspeed New Testament

Always be joyful.

John Wesley New Testament

Rejoice evermore:

Julia Smith Translation

Rejoice always.

King James 2000

Rejoice evermore.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Rejoice always,

Modern King James verseion

Rejoice evermore.

Moffatt New Testament

rejoice at all times,

Montgomery New Testament

Always be joyful.

NET Bible

Always rejoice,

New Heart English Bible

Rejoice always.

Noyes New Testament

Be always joyful.

Sawyer New Testament

Rejoice always;

The Emphasized Bible

Evermore, rejoice,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Rejoice evermore.


Rejoice evermore.

Weymouth New Testament

Be always joyful.

Williams New Testament

Always be joyful.

World English Bible

Rejoice always.

Worrell New Testament

Rejoice always:

Youngs Literal Translation

always rejoice ye;

Verse Picture


Root Form
Usage: 60


Devotionals about 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Images 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Benediction

15 See that no one render evil for evil to any man; but always pursue that which is good, both to each other and to all men. 16 Be always joyful. 17 Pray continually.

Cross References

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice.

Matthew 5:12

rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great will be your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets, that were before you.

Luke 10:20

However rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope, patient under affliction, persevering in prayer,

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowing, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing all things.

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