1 Thessalonians 5:25

25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us.

1 Thessalonians 5:25 in Other Translations

25 Brethren, pray for us.
25 Brothers, pray for us.
25 Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us.
25 Friends, keep up your prayers for us.
25 Brothers, pray for us also.

1 Thessalonians 5:25 Meaning and Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brethren, pray for us.
] Which is added with great beauty and propriety, after the apostle had so earnestly and affectionately prayed for them; and this is directed, not to the pastors of the church only, but to all the members of it, whom the apostle styles "brethren" in a spiritual relation, as he often does; and of whom he requests, that they would pray for him, and the rest of his fellow ministers and labourers in the word, that God would more and more qualify and fit them for their work, assist in private studies and meditations, give them freedom of thought, liberty of expression, and a door of utterance, and follow their ministrations with a divine blessing and success, and deliver them out of the hands of unreasonable men; (See Gill on Hebrews 13:18).

1 Thessalonians 5:25 In-Context

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.
27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Ephesians 6:19; Colossians 4:3; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Hebrews 13:18
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