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1 Thessalonians 5 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Day of the Lord

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Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need of anything to be written to you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:2 - For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord [fn]will come just like a thief in the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:3 - While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then [fn]destruction [fn]will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman who is pregnant, and they will never escape.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you [fn]like a thief,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:5 - for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:6 - so then let us not sleep as [fn]others do, but let us be awake and [fn]sober.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:7 - For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:8 - But since we are of the day, let us be [fn]sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:9 - For God has not appointed us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:10 - who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:11 - Therefore, [fn]comfort one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

Admonishment and Instruction

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But we ask of you, brothers, that you know those who labor among you, and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:13 - and that you regard them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:14 - And we urge you, brothers, admonish the [fn]unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:16 - Rejoice always;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:17 - pray without ceasing;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:18 - in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:19 - Do not quench the Spirit;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:20 - do not despise prophecies,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - but examine all things; hold fast to that which is good;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:22 - abstain from every [fn]form of evil.
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Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:24 - Faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it.
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Brothers, pray for us[fn].

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Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:27 - I implore you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

LSB Footnotes
Lit is coming
Or sudden destruction
Lit comes upon
One early ms like thieves
Lit the remaining ones
Or self-controlled
Or self-controlled
Or encourage
Or undisciplined
Or appearance
Two early mss add also

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