1 Thessalonians 5
He proceedeth in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment,
1 Thessalonians 5:1 Of the tymes and seasons brethren ye haue no nede, that I wryte vnto you: 1 Thessalonians 5:2 for ye youre selues knowe perfectly that the daie of the Lorde shall come euen as a thefe in the nyght. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they shal say peace and no daunger, then commeth on them soden destruccion, as the trauaylynge of a woman wyth chyld, and they shal not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye brethren are not in darckenes, that that daye shoulde come on you as it were a thefe. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the chyldren of lyght and the chyldren of the daye. We are not of the nyghte neither of darckenes. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therfore let vs not slepe as do other: but let vs watche & be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that slepe, slepe in the nyght: and they that be droncken, are droncken in the nyght. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let vs whiche are of the daye, be sober, armed wyth þe breste plate of fayth and loue, and wyth hope of saluacyon as an helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not annoynted vs vnto wrath: but to obtayne saluacyon by the meanes of oure Lord Iesu Christ 1 Thessalonians 5:10 whyche dyed for vs: that whether we wake or slepe, we shoulde liue together wyth hym. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherfore comforte your selues together, and edifye one another, euen as ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 We beseche you brethren, that ye knowe them, whiche laboure amonge you, and haue the ouersight of you in the Lord 1 Thessalonians 5:13 and geue you exhortacyon, that ye haue them the more in loue for theyr workes sake, and be at peace wyth them. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 We desyre you brethren, warne them that are vnruly, comforte the feble minded, forbeare the weake, haue contynuall pacience towarde all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Se that none recompence euyll for euyll vnto any man: but euer folowe that which is good, both among your selues, and to all men.
and giveth divers precepts,
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Reioyse euer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Praye contynuallye. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In all thinges geue thankes. For thys is the wyll of God in Christe Iesu towarde you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quenche not the spyryte. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despyse not prophesyenge. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Examen all thinges, and kepe that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Absteyne from all suspicious thinges.
and so concludeth the epistle.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 The very God of peace sanctifye you thorowout. And I praye God that your whole spyryte, soule and bodye, be kept faultles vnto the comming of oure Lorde Iesus Christe. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faythfull is he whiche called you: which wyl 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 thys Epistle be read vnto all the holy brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of the Lord Iesus Christ be wyth you. Amen.