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, unto you, anything be written; 1 Thessalonians 5:2 For, ye yourselves, perfectly well knowthat, the day of the Lord, as a thief in the night, so, cometh; 1 Thessalonians 5:3 As soon as they begin to sayPeace! and safety! then, suddenly, upon them, cometh destruction,just as the birth-throe unto her that is with child,and in nowise shall they escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But, ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that, the day, upon you, as upon thieves, should lay hold; 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 Hence, then, let us not be sleeping, as the rest, but let us watch and be sober: 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For, they that sleep, by night, do sleep, and, they that drink, by night, do drink: 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But, we, being of the day, let us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and, for helmet, the hope of salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 Because God did not appoint us unto anger, but unto acquiring salvation through our Lord Jesus [Christ]: 1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, in order that, whether we be watching or sleeping, together with him, we should live. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore be consoling one another, and building up, each the other,even as ye are also doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 Now we request you, brethren,to know them who are toiling among you, and presiding over you, in the Lord, and admonishing you; 1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to hold them in very high esteem, in love, their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves, 1 Thessalonians 5:14 But we exhort you, brethrenadmonish the disorderly, soothe them of little soul, help the weak, be longsuffering towards all: 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none, evil for evil, unto any, do render: but, evermore, what is good, be pursuing, towards one another, and towards all:
and giveth divers precepts,
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Evermore, rejoice, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Unceasingly, pray, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything, give thanks,for, this, is a thing willed of God, in Christ Jesus, towards you: 1 Thessalonians 5:19 The Spirit, do not quench, 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Prophesyings, do not despise, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 [But], all things, put to the proofwhat is comely, hold ye fast: 1 Thessalonians 5:22 From every form of wickedness, abstain.
and so concludeth the epistle.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 But, the God of peace himself, hallow you completely, and, entire, might your spirit, and soul, and body,[so as to be] unblameable in the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ,be preserved! 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful, is he that is calling you,who, also will perform. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren! be praying for us [also]. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I adjure you, by the Lord, that the letter be read unto all the brethren! 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, be with you.