1 Thessalonians 5

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. Then 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 since we belong to the day, let’s 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  
Always rejoice.

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 prophecies.

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.

Public Domain