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1 Thessalonians 5 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Day of the Lord

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:1 - Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, 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 with child, and they will not escape.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brethren, 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 alert and [fn]sober.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:7 - For those who sleep do their sleeping 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 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 up one another, just as you also are doing.

Christian Conduct

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:12 - But we request of you, brethren, that you [fn]appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you [fn]instruction,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:13 - and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:14 - We urge you, brethren, 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 prophetic [fn]utterances.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - But examine everything carefully; hold fast 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 preserved 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 bring it to pass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:25 - Brethren, pray for us[fn].
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:26 - Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:27 - I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:28 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: is coming
Or, sudden destruction
Literally: comes upon
One early ms reads like thieves
Literally: the remaining ones
Or, self-controlled
Or, self-controlled
Or, comfort
Literally: know
Or, admonition
Or, undisciplined
Or, gifts
Or, appearance
Two early mss add also

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