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The Day of the Lord

5Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates(A) we do not need to write to you,(B) 2for you know very well that the day of the Lord(C) will come like a thief in the night.(D) 3While people are saying, “Peace and safety,”(E) destruction will come on them suddenly,(F) as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.(G)

4But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness(H) so that this day should surprise you like a thief.(I) 5You are all children of the light(J) and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,(K) but let us be awake(L) and sober.(M) 7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.(N) 8But since we belong to the day,(O) let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,(P) and the hope of salvation(Q) as a helmet.(R) 9For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath(S) but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.(T) 10He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.(U) 11Therefore encourage one another(V) and build each other up,(W) just as in fact you are doing.

Final Instructions

12Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard(X) among you, who care for you in the Lord(Y) and who admonish you. 13Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.(Z) 14And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle(AA) and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak,(AB) be patient with everyone. 15Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,(AC) but always strive to do what is good for each other(AD) and for everyone else.

16Rejoice always,(AE) 17pray continually,(AF) 18give thanks in all circ*mstances;(AG) for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

19Do not quench the Spirit.(AH) 20Do not treat prophecies(AI) with contempt 21but test them all;(AJ) hold on to what is good,(AK) 22reject every kind of evil.

23May God himself, the God of peace,(AL) sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul(AM) and body be kept blameless(AN) at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.(AO) 24The one who calls(AP) you is faithful,(AQ) and he will do it.(AR)

25Brothers and sisters, pray for us.(AS) 26Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss.(AT) 27I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.(AU)

28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.(AV)

Cross references

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:1 : Ac 1:7
  2. 1 Thessalonians 5:1 : 1Th 4:9
  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 : S 1Co 1:8
  4. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 : S Lk 12:39
  5. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 : Jer 4:10; 6:14; Eze 13:10
  6. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 : Job 15:21; Ps 35:8; 55:15; Isa 29:5; 47:9, 11
  7. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 : 2Th 1:9
  8. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 : S Ac 26:18; 1Jn 2:8
  9. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 : ver 2
  10. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 : S Lk 16:8
  11. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 : Ro 13:11
  12. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 : S Mt 25:13
  13. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 : S Ac 24:25
  14. 1 Thessalonians 5:7 : Ac 2:15; Ro 13:13; 2Pe 2:13
  15. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 : ver 5
  16. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 : S Eph 6:14
  17. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 : Ro 8:24
  18. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 : Isa 59:17; Eph 6:17
  19. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 : 1Th 1:10
  20. 1 Thessalonians 5:9 : 2Th 2:13, 14
  21. 1 Thessalonians 5:10 : Ro 14:9; 2Co 5:15
  22. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 : 1Th 4:18
  23. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 : Eph 4:29
  24. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 : Ro 16:6, 12; 1Co 15:10
  25. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 : 1Ti 5:17; Heb 13:17
  26. 1 Thessalonians 5:13 : S Mk 9:50
  27. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 : 2Th 3:6, 7, 11
  28. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 : Ro 14:1; 1Co 8:7-12
  29. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 : Ro 12:17; 1Pe 3:9
  30. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 : Eph 4:32
  31. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 : Php 4:4
  32. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 : S Lk 18:1
  33. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 : S Eph 5:20
  34. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 : Eph 4:30
  35. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 : 1Co 14:1-40
  36. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 : 1Co 14:29; 1Jn 4:1
  37. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 : Ro 12:9
  38. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 : S Ro 15:33
  39. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 : Heb 4:12
  40. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 : S 1Th 3:13
  41. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 : S 1Th 2:19
  42. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 : S Ro 8:28
  43. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 : S 1Co 1:9
  44. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 : Nu 23:19; Php 1:6
  45. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 : Eph 6:19; Col 4:3; 2Th 3:1; Heb 13:18
  46. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 : S Ro 16:16
  47. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 : 2Th 3:14; S 1Ti 4:13
  48. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 : S Ro 16:20
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