1 Thessalonians 5 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

1 Thessalonians 5


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But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that aught be written unto you.

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For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

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When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.

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But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief:

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for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness;

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so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.

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For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they that are drunken are drunken in the night.

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But let us, since we are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

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For God appointed us not into wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

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Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.

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But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

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and to esteem them exceeding highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

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And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.

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See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all.

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Rejoice always;

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pray without ceasing;

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in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.

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Quench not the Spirit;

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despise not prophesyings;

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prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

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abstain from every form of evil.

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And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Faithful is he that calleth you, who will also do it.

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Brethren, pray for us.

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Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.

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I adjure you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the brethren.

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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