1 Thess. 5:6 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
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ara (Greek #686)
a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive (as follows)
KJV usage: haply, (what) manner (of man), no doubt, perhaps, so be, then, therefore, truly, wherefore. Often used in connection with other particles, especially 1065 or 3767 (after) or 1487 (before). Compare also 687.
Pronounce: ar'-ah
Origin: probably from 142 (through the idea of drawing a conclusion)
Therefore
oun (Greek #3767)
(adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly
KJV usage: and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
Pronounce: oon
Origin: apparently a primary word
h let us
katheudo (Greek #2518)
to lie down to rest, i.e. (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: (be a-)sleep.
Pronounce: kath-yoo'-do
Origin: from 2596 and εὕδω (to sleep)
not
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
sleep
katheudo (Greek #2518)
to lie down to rest, i.e. (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: (be a-)sleep.
Pronounce: kath-yoo'-do
Origin: from 2596 and εὕδω (to sleep)
, as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
do others
loipoy (Greek #3062)
remaining ones
KJV usage: other, which remain, remnant, residue, rest.
Pronounce: loy-poy'
Origin: masculine plural of a derivative of 3007
; but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
let us watch
gregoreuo (Greek #1127)
to keep awake, i.e. watch (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: be vigilant, wake, (be) watch(-ful).
Pronounce: gray-gor-yoo'-o
Origin: from 1453
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
be sober
nepho (Greek #3525)
of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine (keep sober), i.e. (figuratively) be discreet
KJV usage: be sober, watch.
Pronounce: nay'-fo
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kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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let us not.
Prov. 19:15• 15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. (Prov. 19:15)
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Isa. 56:10• 10His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. (Isa. 56:10)
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Jonah 1:6• 6So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. (Jonah 1:6)
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Matt. 13:25• 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. (Matt. 13:25)
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Matt. 25:5• 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. (Matt. 25:5)
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Mark 14:37• 37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? (Mark 14:37)
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Luke 22:46• 46And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. (Luke 22:46)
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Rom. 13:11‑14• 11And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
13Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
(Rom. 13:11‑14)
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1 Cor. 15:34• 34Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. (1 Cor. 15:34)
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Eph. 5:14• 14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. (Eph. 5:14)
watch.
Matt. 24:42• 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. (Matt. 24:42)
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Matt. 25:13• 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matt. 25:13)
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Matt. 26:38,40‑41• 38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
(Matt. 26:38,40‑41)
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Mark 13:34‑35,37• 34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
(Mark 13:34‑35,37)
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Mark 14:38• 38Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. (Mark 14:38)
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Luke 12:37,39• 37Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
39And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
(Luke 12:37,39)
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Luke 21:36• 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36)
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Luke 22:46• 46And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. (Luke 22:46)
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Acts 20:31• 31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:31)
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1 Cor. 16:13• 13Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. (1 Cor. 16:13)
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Eph. 6:18• 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Eph. 6:18)
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Col. 4:2• 2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (Col. 4:2)
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2 Tim. 4:5• 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Tim. 4:5)
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1 Peter 4:7• 7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (1 Peter 4:7)
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Rev. 3:2• 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. (Rev. 3:2)
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Rev. 16:15• 15Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Rev. 16:15)
sober.
 Privilege known and enjoyed by the believer is the very hinge and incentive of responsibility. (On 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 by W. Kelly)
 {sober…sleep} Free from excitement as from careless ease. (On 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 by W. Kelly)
 it is a deep spring of joy in Christ and of thanksgiving to our Father; but how instant and inalienable the call to walk according to the relationship! (On 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;

W. Kelly Translation

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So, then, let us not sleep as [do] the rest, but let us watch and be sober.