1 Thessalonians 5
He proceedeth in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment,
1 Thessalonians 5:1 Finally of the tymes & seasons (brethren) it is no nede that I wryte vnto you: 1 Thessalonians 5:2 for ye yourselues know perfectly, þt the daye of the Lord shall come, euen as a thefe in the nyght. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall saye, peace and all thynges are safe, then shall soden destruccyon come vpon them (as sorowe commeth vpon a woman traualynge with chylde) & they shall not scape: 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye brethren are not in darcknes, þt that daye shulde come on you as a thefe. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the chyldren of lyght, and the chyldren of the daye. We are not of the nyght nether of darknes. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therfore let vs not slepe as do other: but let vs wacth, & be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that slepe, slepe in þe nyght: & they that be droncken, are droncken in the nyght. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let vs whych are of the daye, be sober armed wyth the brest plate of fayth and loue, and with hope of saluacyon for an helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appoynted vs to prouoke wrath vnto oure selues, but to obtayne saluacyon by the meanes of oure Lorde Iesu Christ 1 Thessalonians 5:10 whych dyed for vs: that whether we wake or slepe, we shulde lyue together wyth him. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherfore, comforte your selues together, & edifye euery one another, euen as ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 We beseche you brethren, that ye knowe them whych laboure amonge you, and haue the ouersyght of you in the Lorde, 1 Thessalonians 5:13 & geue you exhortacyon, that ye haue them in hye reputacyon thorowe loue, for theyr workes sake, and be at peace with them. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 We desyre you (brethren) warne them þt are vnruly, comforte the feble mynded, lyft vp the weake, be pacient towarde all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Se that none recompence euyll for euyll vnto eny man: but euer folowe that whych is good, both amonge your selues, and to all men.
and giveth divers precepts,
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Reioyce euer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Praye contynually. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In all thynges geue thankes. For this is the wyll of God thorowe Christ Iesu towarde you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quenche not the sprete. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despyse not prophesyinges. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Examen all thynges, kepe that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstayne from all euell appearaunce.
and so concludeth the epistle.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 The very God of peace sanctifye you thorowe out. And I praye God þt youre whole sprete, and soule and body, maye be preserued: so that in nothyng ye maye be blamed in the commynge of oure Lorde Iesus Chryst. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faythfull is he whych called you, which wyll also do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, praye for vs. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Grete all the brethren wyth an holy kysse. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you in the Lorde, that this Epistle be red vnto all the holy brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of the Lorde Iesus Christ be wyth you. Amen.