1 Thessalonians 5

1 But of athe times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that bthe day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then csudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 dBut ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all ethe children of light, and the 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 gthey that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken fare drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, hputting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For iGod 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, jto know them which labour 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 unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 kSee that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever lfollow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 16 Rejoice evermore. 17 mPray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 nQuench not the Spirit. 20 oDespise not prophesyings. 21 pProve all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 qAbstain from all appearance of evil.

23 And rthe very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body sbe preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 tFaithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25 Brethren, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.)

Cross Ref
1aMat 24:3
Act 1:7
2bMat 25:13
2 Pet 3:10
Rev 3:3
3cAct 13:41
Isa 13:6
Psa 73:18-20
Exo 15:9-10
4d1 Joh 2:8
5eEph 5:8
7fAct 2:15
gLuk 21:34
8hIsa 59:17
Rom 13:12
Eph 6:11
9i1 Pet 2:8
Rom 9:22
12jPhi 2:29
15kLev 19:18
Pro 20:22
lGal 6:10
17mLuk 18:1
19nEph 4:30
Isa 63:10
Psa 78:40
20o1 Cor 14:1
21p1 Joh 4:1
22qExo 23:7
23rPhi 4:9
s1 Cor 1:8
24t1 Cor 10:13