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1 Thessalonians 5

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

1 Thessalonians 5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that ye should be written to, 1 Thessalonians 5:2 for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of [the] Lord so comes as a thief by night. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and they shall in no wise escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But *ye*, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief: 1 Thessalonians 5:5 for all *ye* are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober; 1 Thessalonians 5:7 for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night; 1 Thessalonians 5:8 but *we* being of [the] day, let us be sober, putting on [the] breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet [the] hope of salvation; 1 Thessalonians 5:9 because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:10 who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or sleep, we may live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 But we beg you, brethren, to know those who labour among you, and take the lead among you in [the] Lord, and admonish you, 1 Thessalonians 5:13 and to regard them exceedingly in love on account of their work. Be in peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all;

and giveth divers precepts,

1 Thessalonians 5:16 rejoice always; 1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray unceasingly; 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks, for this is [the] will of God in Christ Jesus towards you; 1 Thessalonians 5:19 quench not the Spirit; 1 Thessalonians 5:20 do not lightly esteem prophecies; 1 Thessalonians 5:21 but prove all things, hold fast the right; 1 Thessalonians 5:22 hold aloof from every form of wickedness.

and so concludeth the epistle.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 He [is] faithful who calls you, who will also perform [it]. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray for us. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the [holy] brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.

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