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1 Thessalonians Chapter 5 (Index)

001  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

002  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

003  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

004  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

005  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

006  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

007  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

008  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.

009  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

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

011  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

012  And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

013  And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

014  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

015  See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

016  Rejoice evermore.

017  Pray without ceasing.

018  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

019  Quench not the Spirit.

020  Despise not prophesyings.

021  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

022  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

023  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

024  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

025  Brethren, pray for us.

026  Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.

027  I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

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