1 Thessalonians 5
5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write to you.  
5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.  
5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  
5:4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.  
5:5 You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.  
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.  
5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.  
5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.  
5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,  
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  
5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.  
5:12 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;  
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.  
5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.  
5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.  
5:16 Rejoice ever more.  
5:17 Pray without ceasing.  
5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  
5:19 Quench not the Spirit.  
5:20 Despise not prophesyings.  
5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.  
5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.  
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  
5:24 Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.  
5:25 Brothers, pray for us.  
5:26 Greet all the brothers with an holy kiss.  
5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.  
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.  
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