First Thessalonians Chapter Five
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First Thessalonians Chapter Five

     
1: But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
 
2: For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
 

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3: 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.
 
4: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
 
5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
 
6: Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
 
7: For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
 
8: 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.
 
9: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
 
10: Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
 
11: Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
 
12: And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
 
13: And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
 
14: Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
 
15: See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
 
16: Rejoice evermore.
 
17: Pray without ceasing.
 
18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
 
19: Quench not the Spirit.
 
20: Despise not prophesyings.
 
21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
 
22: Abstain from all appearance of evil.
 
23: 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.
 
24: Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
 
25: Brethren, pray for us.
 
26: Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
 
27: I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
 
28: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.