(1 Thessalonians 5:1) But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:2) For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
(1 Thessalonians 5:3) For when they are saying, “Peace and safety,” then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.
(1 Thessalonians 5:4) But you, brothers, aren’t in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.
(1 Thessalonians 5:5) You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night, nor to darkness,
(1 Thessalonians 5:6) so then let’s not sleep, as the rest do, but let’s watch and be sober.
(1 Thessalonians 5:7) For those who sleep, sleep in the night; and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.
(1 Thessalonians 5:8) But let’s, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
(1 Thessalonians 5:9) For God didn’t appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
(1 Thessalonians 5:10) who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
(1 Thessalonians 5:11) Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
(1 Thessalonians 5:12) But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,
(1 Thessalonians 5:13) and to respect and honor them in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
(1 Thessalonians 5:14) We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.
(1 Thessalonians 5:15) See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16) Rejoice always.
(1 Thessalonians 5:17) Pray without ceasing.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18) In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:19) Don’t quench the Spirit.
(1 Thessalonians 5:20) Don’t despise prophesies.
(1 Thessalonians 5:21) Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.
(1 Thessalonians 5:22) Abstain from every form of evil.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23) May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Thessalonians 5:24) He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.
(1 Thessalonians 5:25) Brothers, pray for us.
(1 Thessalonians 5:26) Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
(1 Thessalonians 5:27) I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.
(1 Thessalonians 5:28) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.


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