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1 Thessalonians 5

He proceedeth in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment,

1 Thessalonians 5:1 Bvt of ye tymes and seasons (brethre) it is no nede to wryte vnto you. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 For ye youre selues knowe perfectly, that the daye of the LORDE shal come euen as a thefe in the nighte. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 For whan they shal saye: Tush, It is peace, there is no daunger, then shall soden destruccion come vpo the, euen as the payne of a woman trauaylinge with childe, and they shal not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye brethren are not in darknes, that that daye shulde come on you as a thefe. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are alltogether children of lighte, and children of the daye. We are not of the night, nether of darknesse. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therfore let vs not slepe as do other, but let vs watch, and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that slepe, slepe in the nighte: and they that be dronken, are dronken in the nighte. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let vs which are of the daye, be sober, armed wt the brestplate of faith and loue, and with ye helmet of hope to saluacion. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appoynted vs vnto wrath, but to optayne saluacion by ye meanes of oure LORDE Iesu Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:10 which dyed for vs: that whether we wake or slepe, we shulde lyue together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherfore comforte youre selues together, and edifye one another, euen as ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 We beseke you brethren, that ye knowe them which laboure amonge you, and haue the ouersighte of you in the LORDE, 1 Thessalonians 5:13 and geue you exhortacion, that ye haue the the more in loue for their workes sake, and be at peace with them. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 We desyre you brethre, warne them that are vnruly, coforte the feble mynded, forbeare the weake, be pacient towarde all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Se that none recompence euell for euell vnto eny man: but euer folowe that which is good, both amoge youre selues and to all men.

and giveth divers precepts,

1 Thessalonians 5:16 Reioyse alwaye, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 praye contynually, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in all thinges be thankfull: for this is the wyll of God in Christ Iesu towarde you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quech not ye sprete: 1 Thessalonians 5:20 despyse not prophecieges: 1 Thessalonians 5:21 proue all thiges, & kepe yt which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstayne fro all suspicious thinges.

and so concludeth the epistle.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 The very God of peace sanctifye you thorow out. And I praye God, that youre whole sprete, soule & body be kepte blameles vnto ye comynge of oure LORDE Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithfull is he which hath called you, which wil also do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, praye for vs. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Grete all the brethre with an holy kysse. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by ye LORDE, that this epistle be red vnto all ye holy brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of oure LORDE Iesus Christ be with you, Amen.

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