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1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5

   1: But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that aught be written unto you.
   2: For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
   3: When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.
   4: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:
   5: for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;
   6: so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.
   7: For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.
   8: But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
   9: For God appointed us not into wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
   10: who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
   11: Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.
   12: But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
   13: and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
   14: And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.
   15: See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.
   16: Rejoice always;
   17: pray without ceasing;
   18: in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.
   19: Quench not the Spirit;
   20: despise not prophesyings;
   21: prove all things; hold fast that which is good;
   22: abstain from every form of evil.
   23: And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
   24: Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it.
   25: Brethren, pray for us.
   26: Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.
   27: I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.
   28: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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