11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Other Translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:11

King James Version

11 Wherefore comfort comfort: or, exhort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

English Standard Version

11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

The Message

11 So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it.

New King James Version

11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

New Living Translation

11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:6-11

(Read 1 Thessalonians 5:6-11)

Most of mankind do not consider the things of another world at all, because they are asleep; or they do not consider them aright, because they sleep and dream. Our moderation as to all earthly things should be known to all men. Shall Christians, who have the light of the blessed gospel shining in their faces, be careless about their souls, and unmindful of another world? We need the spiritual armour, or the three Christian graces, faith, love, and hope. Faith; if we believe that the eye of God is always upon us, that there is another world to prepare for, we shall see reason to watch and be sober. True and fervent love to God, and the things of God, will keep us watchful and sober. If we have hope of salvation, let us take heed of any thing that would shake our trust in the Lord. We have ground on which to build unshaken hope, when we consider, that salvation is by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, to atone for our sins and to ransom our souls. We should join in prayer and praise one with another. We should set a good example one before another, and this is the best means to answer the end of society. Thus we shall learn how to live to Him, with whom we hope to live for ever.