Parallel Verses

Worsley New Testament

Pray continually.

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;

Julia Smith Translation

Pray continually.

King James 2000

Pray without ceasing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

pray constantly,

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

continually pray ye;

Verse Picture


Root Form
Usage: 61

Images 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Benediction

16 Be always joyful. 17 Pray continually. 18 In every circumstance be thankful; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Cross References

Luke 18:1

And He spake also a parable to them, to shew that men ought always to pray, and not to faint:

Romans 12:12

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

Ephesians 6:18

praying at all seasons with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, and intercession for all the saints;

Colossians 4:2

Persevere in prayer, and be watchful in it, with thanksgiving.

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things draws nigh: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer:

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore and be constant in prayer, that ye may be counted worthy to escape all these things, which shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

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