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1 Thessalonians 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Day of the Lord

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:1 - Now as to the periods and [fn]times, brothers and sisters, 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 is coming just like a thief in the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:3 - While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction [fn]will come upon them like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, so 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’s not sleep as [fn]others do, but let’s be alert and [fn]sober.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:7 - For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:8 - But since we are of the day, let’s 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 destined 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]encourage one another and build one another up, just as you also are doing.

Christian Conduct

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:12 - But we ask you, brothers and sisters, to recognize those who diligently labor among you and [fn]are in leadership over you in the Lord, and give you [fn]instruction,
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 - We urge you, brothers and sisters, 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 what 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 the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:19 - Do not quench the Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:20 - do not utterly reject [fn]prophecies,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - but examine everything; hold firmly to that which is good,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:22 - abstain from every [fn]form of evil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:23 - Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:24 - Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will do it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:25 - Brothers and sisters, pray for us[fn].
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:26 - Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:27 - I put you under oath by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:28 - May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., the end times
Lit is coming
One early ms like thieves
Lit the rest (of mankind)
Or self-controlled
Or self-controlled
Or comfort
Or care for you
Or admonition
Or undisciplined
Or prophetic gifts
Or appearance
Two early mss add also

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