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1 Thessalonians 5

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5:1 But of the times and moments, brethren, you need not, that we should write to you;

5:2 For yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall so come, as a thief in the night.

5:3 For when they shall say, peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.

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

5:5 For all you are the children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.

5:7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night.

5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, having on the breastplate of faith and charity, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

5:9 For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but unto the purchasing of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:10 Who died for us; that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.

5:11 For which cause comfort one another; and edify one another, as you also do.

5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you:

5:13 That you esteem them more abundantly in charity, for their work's sake. Have peace with them.

5:14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient towards all men.

5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good towards each other, and towards all men.

5:16 Always rejoice.

5:17 Pray without ceasing.

5:18 In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.

5:19 Extinguish not the spirit.

5:20 Despise not prophecies.

5:21 But prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

5:22 From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

5:23 And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things; that your whole spirit, and soul, and body, may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5:24 He is faithful who hath called you, who also will do it.

5:25 Brethren, pray for us.

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

5:27 I charge you by the Lord, that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

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