1: But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that ye should be written to, 2: for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of [the] Lord so comes as a thief by night. 3: When they may say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon her that is with child; and they shall in no wise escape. 4: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief: 5: for all ye are sons of light and sons of day; we are not of night nor of darkness. 6: So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober; 7: for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night; 8: but we being of [the] day, let us be sober, putting on [the] breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet [the] hope of salvation; 9: because God has not set us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10: who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or sleep, we may live together with him. 11: Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do. 12: But we beg you, brethren, to know those who labour among you, and take the lead among you in [the] Lord, and admonish you, 13: and to regard them exceedingly in love on account of their work. Be in peace among yourselves. 14: But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all. 15: See that no one render to any evil for evil, but pursue always what is good towards one another and towards all; 16: rejoice always; 17: pray unceasingly; 18: in everything give thanks, for this is [the] will of God in Christ Jesus towards you; 19: quench not the Spirit; 20: do not lightly esteem prophecies; 21: but prove all things, hold fast the right; 22: hold aloof from every form of wickedness. 23: Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24: He [is] faithful who calls you, who will also perform [it]. 25: Brethren, pray for us. 26: Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 27: I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read to all the [holy] brethren. 28: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.