Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

pray constantly,

New American Standard Bible

pray without ceasing;

King James Version

Pray without ceasing.

Holman Bible

Pray constantly.

International Standard Version

Continually be prayerful.

A Conservative Version

Pray without ceasing.

American Standard Version

pray without ceasing;


Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];

An Understandable Version

Never stop praying.

Anderson New Testament

pray without ceasing;

Bible in Basic English

Keep on with your prayers.

Common New Testament

pray without ceasing,

Daniel Mace New Testament

pray upon all occasions.

Darby Translation

pray unceasingly;

Godbey New Testament

pray without ceasing;

Goodspeed New Testament

Never give up praying.

John Wesley New Testament

Pray without ceasing: In every thing give thanks;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Pray without ceasing.

Julia Smith Translation

Pray continually.

King James 2000

Pray without ceasing.

Modern King James verseion

Pray without ceasing.

Moffatt New Testament

never give up prayer,

Montgomery New Testament

Pray without ceasing.

NET Bible

constantly pray,

New Heart English Bible

Pray without ceasing.

Noyes New Testament

Pray without ceasing;

Sawyer New Testament

pray without ceasing,

The Emphasized Bible

Unceasingly, pray,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Pray without ceasing.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never cease to pray;


Pray without ceasing.

Weymouth New Testament

Be unceasing in prayer.

Williams New Testament

Never stop praying.

World English Bible

Pray without ceasing.

Worrell New Testament

pray without ceasing.

Worsley New Testament

Pray continually.

Youngs Literal Translation

continually pray ye;

Verse Picture


Root Form
Usage: 61

Images 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Benediction

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray constantly, 18 give thanks in everything; for this [is] the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Cross References

Luke 18:1

And he told them a parable to [show that] they must always pray and not be discouraged,

Romans 12:12

rejoicing in hope, enduring in affliction, being devoted to prayer,

Ephesians 6:18

with all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and to this [end] being alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,

Colossians 4:2

Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving,

1 Peter 4:7

Now the end of all [things] draws near. Therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for [your] prayers.

Luke 21:36

But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these [things] [that] are going to happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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