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1 Thessalonians 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Day of the Lord

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:1 - Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:2 - for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:3 - While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:5 - You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:6 - So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and 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 belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:9 - For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:10 - He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:11 - Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Final Instructions

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:12 - Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:13 - Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:14 - And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:16 - Rejoice always,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:17 - pray continually,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:18 - give thanks in all circumstances; 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 treat prophecies with contempt
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - but test them all; hold on to what is good,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:22 - reject every kind of evil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:23 - May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:24 - The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:25 - Brothers and sisters, pray for us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:26 - Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:27 - I charge you before 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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