|NASB:||But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; (NASB ©1995)|
|GWT:||Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.(GOD'S WORD®)|
|KJV:||Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.|
|ASV:||prove all things; hold fast that which is good;|
|BBE:||Let all things be tested; keep to what is good;|
|DBY:||but prove all things, hold fast the right;|
|ERV:||prove all things; hold fast that which is good;|
|WEY:||but test all such, and retain hold of the good.|
|WBS:||Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.|
|WEB:||Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.|
|YLT:||all things prove; that which is good hold fast;|
|1 Thessalonians 5:21 Cross References|
|XREF:||Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.|
1 Corinthians 14:29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.
Galatians 6:10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (NASB ©1995)
|Commentaries and Concordances|
|PNT:||5:21 Prove all things. What was spoken they must put to the test, they must hold fast to. There were those who could discern spirits (1Co 12:10). There were also rules for testing (1Jo 4:1-8).|
|WES:||5:21 Meantime, prove all things - Which any preacher recommends. (He speaks of practice, not of doctrines.) Try every advice by the touchstone of scripture, and hold fast that which is good - Zealously, resolutely, diligently practise it, in spite of all opposition.|
|MHC:||5:16-22 We are to rejoice in creature-comforts, as if we rejoiced not, and must not expect to live many years, and rejoice in them all; but if we do rejoice in God, we may do that evermore. A truly religious life is a life of constant joy. And we should rejoice more, if we prayed more. Prayer will help forward all lawful business, and every good work. If we pray without ceasing, we shall not want matter for thanksgiving in every thing. We shall see cause to give thanks for sparing and preventing, for common and uncommon, past and present, temporal and spiritual mercies. Not only for prosperous and pleasing, but also for afflicting providences, for chastisements and corrections; for God designs all for our good, though we at present see not how they tend to it. Quench not the Spirit. Christians are said to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and with fire. He worketh as fire, by enlightening, enlivening, and purifying the souls of men. As fire is put out by taking away fuel, and as it is quenched by pouring water, or putting a great deal of earth upon it; so we must be careful not to quench the Holy Spirit, by indulging carnal lusts and affections, minding only earthly things. Believers often hinder their growth in grace, by not giving themselves up to the spiritual affections raised in their hearts by the Holy Spirit. By prophesyings, here understand the preaching of the word, the interpreting and applying the Scriptures. We must not despise preaching, though it is plain, and we are told no more than what we knew before. We must search the Scriptures. And proving all things must be to hold fast that which is good. We should abstain from sin, and whatever looks like sin, leads to it, and borders upon it. He who is not shy of the appearances of sin, who shuns not the occasions of it, and who avoids not the temptations and approaches to it, will not long keep from doing sin.|
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