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1 Thessalonians 5

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5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that ye should be written to,

5:2 for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of [the] Lord so comes as a thief by night.

5:3 When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and they shall in no wise escape.

5:4 But *ye*, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:

5:5 for all *ye* are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness.

5:6 So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;

5:7 for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;

5:8 but *we* being of [the] day, let us be sober, putting on [the] breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet [the] hope of salvation;

5:9 because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:10 who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or sleep, we may live together with him.

5:11 Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do.

5:12 But we beg you, brethren, to know those who labour among you, and take the lead among you in [the] Lord, and admonish you,

5:13 and to regard them exceedingly in love on account of their work. Be in peace among yourselves.

5:14 But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all.

5:15 See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;

5:16 rejoice always;

5:17 pray unceasingly;

5:18 in everything give thanks, for this is [the] will of God in Christ Jesus towards you;

5:19 quench not the Spirit;

5:20 do not lightly esteem prophecies;

5:21 but prove all things, hold fast the right;

5:22 hold aloof from every form of wickedness.

5:23 Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5:24 He [is] faithful who calls you, who will also perform [it].

5:25 Brethren, pray for us.

5:26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

5:27 I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the [holy] brethren.

5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

 

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