The First to the Thessalonians 5:1-5 -
    1  Now as for the times and the seasons, brothers, you need nothing to
       be written to you.
    2  For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah's day is coming exactly
       as a thief in the night.
    3  Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!”
       then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth
       pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape.
    4  But you, brothers, you are not in darkness, so that the day should
       overtake you as it would thieves,
    5  for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We belong neither to
       night nor to darkness.
    From New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition) © 2022

    Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:3 from NWTSE:
    Sudden destruction is to be instantly on them: Paul here indicates that
    there will be little or no time between the proclamation of “peace and
    security” and the destruction that will come upon those making that cry.
    It will be sudden and inescapable. The Greek phrase contains two terms
    (rendered “sudden” and “be instantly on”) to emphasize the striking
    suddenness with which the destruction will come. A similar combination of
    terms appears at Lu 21:34, where the coming of Jehovah’s day is described.

    Just like birth pains on a pregnant woman: Labor pains come suddenly;
    there is no way of foreknowing the exact day and hour. However, Paul’s
    metaphor stresses the suddenness and inevitability of the coming
    destruction. Once labor pains begin, a woman knows that an unstoppable
    process has begun.—Compare study note on Mt 24:8.

    They will by no means escape: Paul here uses two negatives (lit., “not not
    escape”) to emphasize that it will be impossible for the wicked to escape
    the “sudden destruction” that will come “instantly on them.”

    1 Th 5:3 "Peace and Security" phrase from 15 other bible translations:
    American Standard Version          Peace and safety
    Aramaic Bible in Plain English     peace and quiet
    Berean Study Bible                 Peace and security
    English Revised Version            Peace and safety
    English Standard Version           peace and security
    GOD'S WORD® Translation            safe and sound
    Holman Christian Standard Bible    Peace and security
    International Standard Version     peace and security
    King James Version                 Peace and safety
    NET Bible                          peace and security
    New American Standard Bible        Peace and safety
    New International Version          Peace and safety
    New Living Translation             peaceful and secure
    World English Bible                Peace and safety
    Young's Literal Translation        Peace and surety

    Find out more:

     WTB&TS of Pennsylvania references
      1)  First Thessalonians Chapter 5 - with extensive notes and extensive references.
      2)  w19 September pp. 8-13   Armageddon Is Good News!
      3)  w19 October pp. 8-13     Keep Busy During the Last of “the Last Days”
      4)  w12 9/15 pp. 3-7         How This World Will Come to an End
      5)  w12 9/15 pp. 8-12        Peace for a Thousand Years—And Beyond!
      6)  w94 8/1 pp. 6-7          The Nuclear Threat—Removed for Good!
      7)  w91 9/1 pp. 5-6          The Bible’s View of Peace and Security
      8)  w91 9/1 pp. 7-8          Looking Beyond Man-Made “Peace and Security”
      9)  w87 9/1 pp. 18-23        On Guard Against “Peace and Security” as Devised by Nations 
     10)  w86 10/1 pp. 16-20       Peace From God—When?
     11)  1986 Book                True Peace and Security—How Can You Find It?
     12)  1986 Book                Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace”
     13)  w81 11/15 pp. 10-15      “Peace and Security!”—Then “Sudden Destruction”
     14)  w78 4/1 pp. 4-6          Peace and Security
     15)  1973 Book                True Peace and Security—From What Source?

      JCShook 3/20/2022