1thessalonians

1 Thess. 5:1 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

For when they shall say, `Peace, 'and `All things are safe, 'then sudden destruction shall come upon them."[169]

1 Thess. 5:1 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

And as the knowledge of the date of the last day is no secure position for us, he has given us, to that effect, a declaration on the subject in the epistle which he wrote to the Thessalonians, thus: "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that i write unto you; for yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night."[400]

1 Thess. 5:2 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

The apostle says: "The day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night. When they shall say, Peace and security, then on them shall come sudden destruction."[753]

1 Thess. 5:3 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

This, too, the apostle affirms: "When they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction shall come upon them."[255]

1 Thess. 5:4 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

Nay, but this whole world is the one house of all; in which world it is more the heathen, who is found in darkness, whom the grace of God enlightens, than the Christian, who is already in God's light.[87]

1 Thess. 5:5 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book II

For ye are all children of the light, and children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of the darkness."[184]

1 Thess. 5:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione

he wishes us to gain a lengthening of life, not by flight, but by wisdom. Besides, he who bids us shine as sons of light,[37]

1 Thess. 5:5 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

and are no longer the children of darkness or night, but have become the sons of day, and walk honestly as in the day;[231]

1 Thess. 5:6 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book IV

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as an helmet the hope of salvation."[210]

1 Thess. 5:12 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

Let us reverence the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was given for us; let us esteem those who have the rule over us;[90]

1 Thess. 5:12 - NIV, NAB - in 1 Clement

whose blood was given for us; let us esteem those who have the rule over us;[104]

1 Thess. 5:13 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Third

How will you instruct the elect of the Lord, if you yourselves have not instruction? Instruct each other therefore, and be at peace among yourselves, that[41]

1 Thess. 5:13 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria The Instructor Book III

Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things: hold fast that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil."[204]

1 Thess. 5:14 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian De Fuga in Persecutione

Where, then, do you show that they renewed the command to flee from city to city? In fact, it was utterly impossible that they should have laid down anything so utterly opposed to their own examples as a command to flee, while it was just from bonds, or the islands in which, for confessing, not fleeing from the Christian name, they were confined, they wrote their letters to the Churches. Paul[34]

1 Thess. 5:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Exhortation to Chastity

has now grown old, ever since "Let none render evil for evil"[32]

1 Thess. 5:16 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Second Homily

And again, the apostle made the announcement in similar terms, saying, "Rejoice evermore: pray without ceasing: in everything give thanks."[8]

1 Thess. 5:17 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

Next, [teach] your wives [to walk] in the faith given to them, and in love and purity tenderly loving their own husbands in all truth, and loving all [others] equally in all chastity; and to train up their children in the knowledge and fear of God. Teach the widows to be discreet as respects the faith of the Lord, praying continually[27]

1 Thess. 5:17 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp

all in love, as also thou doest. Give thyself to prayer without ceasing.[3]

1 Thess. 5:17 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp

all in love, as also thou doest. Give thyself to prayer without ceasing.[7]

1 Thess. 5:17 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

of prayer nothing at all has been prescribed, except clearly "to pray at every time and every place."[160]

1 Thess. 5:17 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

, at which they entered the temple: why should we not understand that, with absolutely perfect indifference, we must pray[79]

1 Thess. 5:17 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XIV

and pray "without ceasing,"[206]

1 Thess. 5:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Apology

If equanimity be the contention, you have Lycurgus choosing death by self-starvation, because the Lacons had made some emendation of his laws: the Christian, even when he is condemned, gives thanks.[68]

1 Thess. 5:19 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Now, from whom shall I expect (the fulfil-merit of) all this, except from Him whom I have heard give the promise thereof? What "spirit" does he forbid us to "quench," and what "prophesyings" to "despise? "[720]

1 Thess. 5:20 - NIV, NAB - in Shepherd of Hermas Vision Fourth

on the doubters. Woe to those who hear these words, and despise them:[18]

1 Thess. 5:20 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

has already quenched and despised the thing which he destroys, and is unable to forbid what he has despised.[721]

1 Thess. 5:21 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

and not yet acquainted with the word, according to which he has believed and works, and not able to give a reason in himself. "Prove all things," the apostle says, "and hold fast that which is good,"[139]

1 Thess. 5:21 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

who exchange their creed for heresy; although they contrariously interpret his words to their own side, when he says in another passage, "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good; "[41]

1 Thess. 5:21 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Veiling of Virgins

Let that, accordingly, be to you Scripture, and Nature, and Discipline, which you shall find to have been sanctioned by God; just as you are bidden to "examine all things, and diligently follow whatever is better."[57]

1 Thess. 5:21 - NIV, NAB - in Dionysius Extant Fragments Part II

I received this vision as being what was in accordance with the apostolic word, which thus urges all who are endowed with greater virtue, "Be ye skilful money-changers."[68]

1 Thess. 5:22 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians

and that ye be chaste and truthful. "Abstain from every form of evil."[62]

1 Thess. 5:23 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book II

For he will not possess in that case the likeness and appearance of angels, but of those souls in whom also he receives shape; just as water when poured into a vessel takes the form of that vessel, and if on any occasion it happens to congeal in it, it will acquire the form of the vessel in which it has thus been frozen, since souls themselves possess the figure[107]

1 Thess. 5:23 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

); and may your spirit, and soul, and body be preserved whole without complaint to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."[30]

1 Thess. 5:23 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

interpret it as meaning anything rather than the substance of the flesh, (tell me) how is it that the apostle has given certain distinct names to all (our faculties), and has comprised them all in one prayer for their safety, desiring that our "spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord and Saviour (Jesus) Christ? "[725]

1 Thess. 5:23 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

" And as if this were not plain enough, it goes on to say: "And may your whole body, and soul, and spirit be preserved blameless unto the coming of the Lord."[337]

1 Thess. 5:23 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Apparel of Women Book II

also present themselves to the rising bodies, and will recognise their several places. But nothing can rise except flesh and spirit sole and pure.[70]

1 Thess. 5:23 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Discourse V. Thallousa

Hence it is necessary that the perfect man offer up all, both the things of the soul and those of the flesh, so that he may be complete and not lacking. Therefore also God commands Abraham,[5]

1 Thess. 5:26 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Prayer

our prayer ascends with more acceptability; that they may themselves participate in our observance, and thereby be mollified for transacting with their brother touching. their own peace? What prayer is complete if divorced from the "holy kiss? "[105]