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 have no nede that I write vnto you: 1 Thessalonians 5:2 for ye youre selves knowe parfectly that the daye of the Lorde shall come even as a thefe in the nyght. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they shall saye peace and no daunger than commeth on the soden destruccion as the travalynge of a woma with childe and they shall not scape. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye brethre are not in darcknes that yt daye shuld come on you as it were a thefe. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the childre of light and the children of ye daye. We are not of ye nyght nether of darcknes. 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 nyght: and they that be dronken are dronken in the nyght. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let vs which are of the daye be sober armed with the brest plate of fayth and love and with hope of salvacio as an helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For god hath not apoynted vs vnto wrath: but to obtayne salvacion by ye meanes of oure lorde Iesu Christ 1 Thessalonians 5:10 which died for vs: that whether we wake or slepe we shuld lyve togedder with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherfore comforte youre selves togedder and edifie one another even as ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 We beseche you brethren that ye knowe them which laboure amonge you and have the oversight of you in the Lorde 1 Thessalonians 5:13 and geve you exhortacion that ye have them the more in love for their workes sake and be at peace with them. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 We desyre you brethre warne them that are vnruly comforte the feble mynded forbeare the weake have continuall pacience towarde all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 Se that none recopence evill for evyll vnto eny man: but ever folowe that which is good both amonge youre selves and to all men.
and giveth divers precepts,
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Reioyce ever. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Praye cotinually. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In all thinges geve thankes. For this is the wyll of God in Christ Iesu towarde you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quenche not the sprete. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyinge. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Examen all thinges and kepe that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstayne from all suspicious thinges.
and so concludeth the epistle.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 The very God of peace sanctifie you thorow out. And I praye God that youre whole sprete soulse and body be kept fautlesse vnto ye comynge of oure Lorde Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faythfull is he which called you: which will also do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethre praye for vs. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Grete all the brethren with an holy kysse. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you in the Lorde that this pistle be reed vnto all the holy brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of the Lorde Iesus Christ be with you. Amen.