1 Thess. 5:21 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
Prove
dokimazo (Greek #1381)
to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve
KJV usage: allow, discern, examine, X like, (ap-)prove, try.
Pronounce: dok-im-ad'-zo
Origin: from 1384
h all things
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
; holdi fast
katecho (Greek #2722)
to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.
Pronounce: kat-ekh'-o
Origin: from 2596 and 2192
that which is good
kalos (Greek #2570)
properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e. valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from 18, which is properly intrinsic)
KJV usage: X better, fair, good(-ly), honest, meet, well, worthy.
Pronounce: kal-os'
Origin: of uncertain affinity
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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Prove.
Isa. 8:20• 20To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isa. 8:20)
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Matt. 7:15‑20• 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
(Matt. 7:15‑20)
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Mark 7:14‑16• 14And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
16If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
(Mark 7:14‑16)
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Luke 12:57• 57Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? (Luke 12:57)
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Acts 17:11• 11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (Acts 17:11)
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Rom. 12:2• 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Rom. 12:2)
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1 Cor. 2:11,14‑15• 11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
(1 Cor. 2:11,14‑15)
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1 Cor. 14:28• 28But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. (1 Cor. 14:28)
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Eph. 5:10• 10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. (Eph. 5:10)
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Phil. 1:10• 10That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; (Phil. 1:10)
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Phil. 1•  (Phil. 1)
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1 John 4:1• 1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)
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Rev. 2:2• 2I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: (Rev. 2:2)
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Deut. 11:6‑9• 6And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:
7But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord which he did.
8Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
9And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
(Deut. 11:6‑9)
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Deut. 32:46‑47• 46And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
47For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
(Deut. 32:46‑47)
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Prov. 3:1,21‑24• 1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
23Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
(Prov. 3:1,21‑24)
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Prov. 4:13• 13Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. (Prov. 4:13)
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Prov. 6:21‑23• 21Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
22When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
23For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
(Prov. 6:21‑23)
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Prov. 23:23• 23Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. (Prov. 23:23)
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SoS 3:4• 4It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. (SoS 3:4)
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John 8:31• 31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; (John 8:31)
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John 15:4• 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (John 15:4)
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Acts 11:23• 23Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. (Acts 11:23)
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Acts 14:22• 22Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:22)
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Rom. 12:9• 9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (Rom. 12:9)
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1 Cor. 15:58• 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:58)
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Phil. 3:16• 16Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. (Phil. 3:16)
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Phil. 4:8• 8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Phil. 4:8)
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2 Thess. 2:15• 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. (2 Thess. 2:15)
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2 Tim. 1:15• 15This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. (2 Tim. 1:15)
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2 Tim. 3:6• 6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, (2 Tim. 3:6)
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2 Tim. 4:14• 14Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: (2 Tim. 4:14)
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Heb. 10:23• 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) (Heb. 10:23)
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Rev. 2:25• 25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. (Rev. 2:25)
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Rev. 3:3,11• 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
(Rev. 3:3,11)
 They were to hold fast that which was good; those who by faith have received the truth of the Word do not waver. (1 Thessalonians 5 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

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but prove all things, hold fast the right;

W. Kelly Translation

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but prove all things; hold fast that which is good;