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1 Thessalonians 5 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Day of the Lord
The Day of the Lord
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:1 - But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:2 - For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:3 - For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:4 - But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:5 - You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:6 - Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be 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 let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:9 - For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:10 - who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:11 - Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Various Exhortations
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:12 - And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:13 - and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:14 - Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.
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 in Christ Jesus for you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:19 - Do not quench the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:20 - Do not despise prophecies.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:21 - Test all things; hold fast what is good.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:22 - Abstain from every form of evil.
Blessing and Admonition
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:23 - Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:24 - He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:25 - Brethren, pray for us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:26 - Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:27 - I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy[fn] brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:28 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits holy.

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