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Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:1 - Now on the topic of times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:2 - For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:3 - Now when they are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:5 - For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:6 - So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:7 - For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:8 - But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:9 - For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:10 - He died for us so that whether we are alert or asleep we will come to life together with him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:11 - Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:12 - Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who labor among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:13 - and to esteem them most highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:14 - And we urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:16 - Always rejoice,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:17 - constantly pray,

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 extinguish the Spirit.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:20 - Do not treat prophecies with contempt.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - But examine all things; hold fast to what is good.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:22 - Stay away from every form of evil.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:23 - Now may the God of peace himself make you completely holy and may your spirit and soul and body be kept entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:24 - He who calls you is trustworthy, and he will in fact do this.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:25 - Brothers and sisters, pray for us too.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:26 - Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:27 - I call on you solemnly in the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:28 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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