1: And concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need of my writing to you, 2: for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come, 3: for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail [doth] her who is with child, and they shall not escape; 4: and ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day may catch you as a thief; 5: all ye are sons of light, and sons of day; we are not of night, nor of darkness, 6: so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober, 7: for those sleeping, by night do sleep, and those making themselves drunk, by night are drunken, 8: and we, being of the day -- let us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and an helmet -- a hope of salvation, 9: because God did not appoint us to anger, but to the acquiring of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10: who did die for us, that whether we wake -- whether we sleep -- together with him we may live; 11: wherefore, comfort ye one another, and build ye up, one the one, as also ye do. 12: And we ask you, brethren, to know those labouring among you, and leading you in the Lord, and admonishing you, 13: and to esteem them very abundantly in love, because of their work; be at peace among yourselves; 14: and we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the infirm, be patient unto all; 15: see no one evil for evil may render to any one, but always that which is good pursue ye, both to one another and to all; 16: always rejoice ye; 17: continually pray ye; 18: in every thing give thanks, for this [is] the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you. 19: The Spirit quench not; 20: prophesyings despise not; 21: all things prove; that which is good hold fast; 22: from all appearance of evil abstain ye; 23: and the God of the peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved unblameably in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ; 24: stedfast is He who is calling you, who also will do [it]. 25: Brethren, pray for us; 26: salute all the brethren in an holy kiss; 27: I charge you [by] the Lord, that the letter be read to all the holy brethren; 28: the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with you! Amen.