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1 Thessalonians 5

Book of 1 Thessalonians - Chapter 5

1 Thessalonians 5:1

But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you.

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For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.

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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.

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But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.

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You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness,

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so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.

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For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

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But let us, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

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For God didn't appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

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Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.

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But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

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and to respect and honor them in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

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We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.

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See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.

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Rejoice always.

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Pray without ceasing.

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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.

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Don't despise prophesies.

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Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.

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Abstain from every form of evil.

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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.

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He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.

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Brothers, pray for us.

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Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

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I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.