1 Thessalonians 5
He proceedeth in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment,
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write to you. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunken, are drunken in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breast-plate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 1 Thessalonians 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient towards all [men]. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
and giveth divers precepts,
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice evermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
and so concludeth the epistle.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [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 charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen.