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1 Thessalonians 5

1 Thessalonians 5:1  
But about the times and their order, my brothers, there is no need for me to say anything to you.

1 Thessalonians 5:2  
For you yourselves have the knowledge that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:3  
When they say, There is peace and no danger, then sudden destruction will come on them, as birth-pains on a woman with child; and they will not be able to get away from it.

1 Thessalonians 5:4  
But you, my brothers, are not in the dark, for that day to overtake you like a thief:

1 Thessalonians 5:5  
For you are all sons of light and of the day: we are not of the night or of the dark.

1 Thessalonians 5:6  
So then, let us not take our rest as the others do, but let us be self-controlled and awake.

1 Thessalonians 5:7  
For those who are sleeping do so in the night; and those who are the worse for drink are so in the night;

1 Thessalonians 5:8  
But let us, who are of the day, be serious, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and on our heads, the hope of salvation.

1 Thessalonians 5:9  
For God's purpose for us is not wrath, but salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:10  
Who was put to death for us, so that, awake or sleeping, we may have a part in his life.

1 Thessalonians 5:11  
So then, go on comforting and building up one another, as you have been doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:12  
But we make this request to you, my brothers: give attention to those who are working among you, who are over you in the Lord to keep order among you;

1 Thessalonians 5:13  
And have a high opinion of them in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:14  
And our desire is that you will keep control over those whose lives are not well ordered, giving comfort to the feeble-hearted, supporting those with little strength, and putting up with much from all.

1 Thessalonians 5:15  
Let no one give evil for evil; but ever go after what is good, for one another and for all.

1 Thessalonians 5:16  
Have joy at all times.

1 Thessalonians 5:17  
Keep on with your prayers.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  
In everything give praise: for this is the purpose of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:19  
Do not put out the light of the Spirit;

1 Thessalonians 5:20  
Do not make little of the words of the prophets;

1 Thessalonians 5:21  
Let all things be tested; keep to what is good;

1 Thessalonians 5:22  
Keep from every form of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:23  
And may the God of peace himself make you holy in every way; and may your spirit and soul and body be free from all sin at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:24  
God, by whom you have been marked out in his purpose, is unchanging and will make it complete.

1 Thessalonians 5:25  
Brothers, keep us in mind in your prayers.

1 Thessalonians 5:26  
Give all the brothers a holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:27  
I give orders in the name of the Lord that all the brothers are to be present at the reading of this letter.

1 Thessalonians 5:28  
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.


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