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1 Thessalonians 5

5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. (5:14) "Comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men."

(5:15) "See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men."

5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
5:16 Rejoice evermore.
5:17 Pray without ceasing.
5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:20 Despise not prophesyings. (5:21) "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
Should we believe everything?
Should we think for ourselves?

(5:23) "I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Paul prays that the Thessalonians will be good until Jesus returns, which implies that he expected this to happen within their lifetimes.
What the Bible says about the end of the world
Is the day of the Lord at hand?

(5:26) "Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss."

5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Don't sleep.
Let us not sleep, as do others. 5:6a

Watch.
Let us watch. 5:6b

Be sober.
Be sober. ... Let us, who are of the day, be sober. 5:6-8

Comfort one another.
Comfort yourselves together. 5:11a

Edify one another.
Edify one another. 5:11b

Know, esteem, and love your religious leaders.
Know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. 5:12-13

Warn the unruly.
Warn them that are unruly. 5:14a

Comfort the feeble-minded.
Comfort the feebleminded. 5:14b

Support the weak.
Support the weak. 5:14c

Don't return evil for evil.
See that none render evil for evil unto any man. 5:15a

Follow that which is good.
Ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 5:15b

Rejoice.
Rejoice evermore. 5:16

Pray all the time.
Pray without ceasing. 5:17

Give thanks.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 5:18

Don't quench the Spirit.
Quench not the Spirit. 5:19

Prove all things.
Prove all things. 5:21a

Hold fast to that which is good.
Hold fast that which is good. 5:21b

Don't do anything that appears to be evil.
Abstain from all appearance of evil. 5:22

Greet each other with a holy kiss.
Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 5:26

Read First Thessalonians to all the holy people.
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 5:27

Don't despise prophesyings.
Despise not prophesyings. 5:30

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