1 Thessalonians 5:24

24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
English Standard Version (ESV)
24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
New Living Translation (NLT)
24 God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.
The Message Bible (MSG)
24 The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it!
American Standard Version (ASV)
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
24 The One who has chosen you is faithful. He will do all these things.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 Meaning and Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Faithful is he that calleth you
Into the fellowship of his Son, and to his kingdom and glory, and who continues to do so, not only externally by his word, but internally by his Spirit and grace.

Who also will do it.
Two things the apostle mentions as the ground of confidence that the above petition, would be heard and answered; that is, that God would wholly sanctify them, and preserve the whole of them blameless to the coming of Christ; and they are the faithfulness of God, and the effectual calling of his saints. God is faithful to his word, his covenant and promises; he has promised to sanctify and cleanse his people from all their sins, and to preserve them safe to his kingdom and glory; agreeably the Arabic version renders this last clause, "and will execute his promise": and the effectual calling is a sure pledge of glorification; whom God calls he justifies and glorifies; as sure as he gives grace, he will give glory; and whom he calls to his eternal glory, he will make perfect, stablish, strengthen, and settle. The Complutensian edition reads, "who also will make your hope firm"; that is, with respect to the above things.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 In-Context

22 reject every kind of evil.
23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us.
26 Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Romans 8:28
  • 2. S 1 Corinthians 1:9
  • 3. Numbers 23:19; Philippians 1:6
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