Thessalonians Chapter 5
1 But of the times and the seasonsbrethrenye have no needthat I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord socometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall sayPeace and safetythen suddendestruction cometh upon themas travail upon a woman withchildand they shall not escape.
4 But yebrethrenare not in darknessthat that day shouldovertake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of lightand the children of the daywe are not of the nightnor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleepas do othersbut let us watch andbe sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the nightand they that bedrunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let uswho are of the daybe soberputting on thebreastplate of faith and loveand for an helmetthe hope ofsalvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrathbut to obtainsalvation by our Lord Jesus Christ
10 Who died for usthatwhether we wake or sleepwe shouldlive together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves togetherand edify one anothereven as also ye do.
12 And we beseech youbrethrento know them which labour amongyouand are over you in the Lordand 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 youbrethrenwarn them that are unrulycomfort the feeblemindedsupport the weakbe patient towardall men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any manbut everfollow that which is goodboth among yourselvesand to allmen.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanksfor this is the will of God inChrist Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all thingshold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you whollyand I pray Godyour whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blamelessunto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth youwho also will do it.
25 Brethrenpray for us.
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto allthe holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.