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1 Thessalonians, Chapter 5

   1: But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write to you.
   2: For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
   3: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
   4: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
   5: Ye are all children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
   6: Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; 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, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breast-plate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.
   9: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
   10: Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
   11: Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
   12: And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
   13: And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.
   14: Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient towards all [men].
   15: See that none render evil for evil to any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
   16: Rejoice evermore.
   17: Pray without ceasing.
   18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
   19: Quench not the spirit.
   20: Despise not prophesyings.
   21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
   22: Abstain from all appearance of evil.
   23: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
   24: Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].
   25: Brethren, pray for us.
   26: Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
   27: I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.
   28: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen.

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