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1 Thessalonians 5 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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About the times and the seasons: Brothers, you do not need anything to be written to you.

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For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

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When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

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But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief.

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For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.

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So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious.

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And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible,[fn] comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

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See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

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Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Brothers, pray for us also.

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