Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief.

New American Standard Bible

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;

King James Version

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

International Standard Version

However, brothers, you are not in the darkness, in order that the Day of the Lord might surprise you like a thief.

A Conservative Version

But ye, brothers, are not in darkness, so that the day would seize you as a thief.

American Standard Version

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:

Amplified

But you are not in [given up to the power of] darkness, brethren, for that day to overtake you by surprise like a thief.

An Understandable Version

But you brothers are not in the dark about that day, so that it sneaks up on you like a thief,

Anderson New Testament

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Bible in Basic English

But you, my brothers, are not in the dark, for that day to overtake you like a thief:

Common New Testament

But you, brethren, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but you, my brethren, are too well inform'd to be surpriz'd by that day, as by a thief.

Darby Translation

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:

Godbey New Testament

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may overtake you like a thief:

Goodspeed New Testament

But you are not in darkness, brothers, so that that Day should surprise you like thieves.

John Wesley New Testament

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should take you as a thief.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day as a thief overtake you.

King James 2000

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But you, brothers, are not in the darkness, so that the day should catch you like a thief,

Modern King James verseion

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But ye brethren are not in darkness, that that day should come on you as it were a thief.

Moffatt New Testament

But, brothers, you are not in the darkness for the Day to surprise you like thieves;

Montgomery New Testament

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that "the Day" should come upon you like a bandit.

NET Bible

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would.

New Heart English Bible

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.

Noyes New Testament

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief;

Sawyer New Testament

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day should come upon you like a thief;

The Emphasized Bible

But, ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that, the day, upon you, as upon thieves, should lay hold;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You, however, Brothers, are not in darkness, that the daylight should take you by surprise as if you were thieves.

Webster

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Weymouth New Testament

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that daylight should surprise you like a thief;

Williams New Testament

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that that day, like a thief, should take you by surprise;

World English Bible

But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.

Worrell New Testament

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief;

Worsley New Testament

But ye, my brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should seize you as a thief:

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

are
ἐστέ 
Este 
are, be, is, belong to, have been, not tr
Usage: 53

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

καταλαμβάνω 
Katalambano 
Usage: 14

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Sudden Arrival Of The Day Of The Lord

3 When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief. 5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.


Cross References

1 John 2:8

Yet I am writing you a new command, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.

Deuteronomy 19:6

Otherwise, the avenger of blood in the heat of his anger might pursue the one who committed manslaughter, overtake him because the distance is great, and strike him dead. Yet he did not deserve to die, since he did not previously hate his neighbor.

Deuteronomy 28:15

“But if you do not obey the Lord your God by carefully following all His commands and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overtake you:

Deuteronomy 28:45

“All these curses will come, pursue, and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the Lord your God and keep the commands and statutes He gave you.

Jeremiah 42:16

then the sword you fear will overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine you are worried about will follow on your heels there to Egypt, and you will die there.

Hosea 10:9

Israel, you have sinned
since the days of Gibeah;
they have taken their stand there.
Will not war against the unjust
overtake them in Gibeah?

Zechariah 1:6

But didn’t My words and My statutes that I commanded My servants the prophets overtake your ancestors? They repented and said: As the Lord of Hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so He has dealt with us.”

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’

Romans 13:11-13

Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

Colossians 1:13

He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.

1 Peter 2:9-10

But you are a chosen race,a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,a people for His possession,
so that you may proclaim the praises
of the One who called you out of darkness
into His marvelous light.

2 Peter 3:10

But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief; on that day the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, the elements will burn and be dissolved, and the earth and the works on it will be disclosed.

Revelation 3:3

Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.

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