1 Thessalonians 5
He proceedeth in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment,
1 Thessalonians 5:1 And concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need of my writing to you, 1 Thessalonians 5:2 for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come, 1 Thessalonians 5:3 for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail [doth] her who is with child, and they shall not escape; 1 Thessalonians 5:4 and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief; 1 Thessalonians 5:5 all ye are sons of light, and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness, 1 Thessalonians 5:6 so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober, 1 Thessalonians 5:7 for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken, 1 Thessalonians 5:8 and we, being of the daylet us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and an helmeta hope of salvation, 1 Thessalonians 5:9 because God did not appoint us to anger, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:10 who did die for us, that whether we wakewhether we sleeptogether with him we may live; 1 Thessalonians 5:11 wherefore, comfort ye one another, and build ye up, one the one, as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we ask you, brethren, to know those labouring among you, and leading you in the Lord, and admonishing you, 1 Thessalonians 5:13 and to esteem them very abundantly in love, because of their work; be at peace among yourselves; 1 Thessalonians 5:14 and we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the infirm, be patient unto all; 1 Thessalonians 5:15 see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all;
and giveth divers precepts,
1 Thessalonians 5:16 always rejoice ye; 1 Thessalonians 5:17 continually pray ye; 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in every thing give thanks, for this [is] the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 The Spirit quench not; 1 Thessalonians 5:20 prophesyings despise not; 1 Thessalonians 5:21 all things prove; that which is good hold fast; 1 Thessalonians 5:22 from all appearance of evil abstain ye;
and so concludeth the epistle.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 and the God of the peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved unblameably in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ; 1 Thessalonians 5:24 stedfast is He who is calling you, who also will do [it]. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray for us; 1 Thessalonians 5:26 salute all the brethren in an holy kiss; 1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you [by] the Lord, that the letter be read to all the holy brethren; 1 Thessalonians 5:28 the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with you! Amen.