1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 NIV

1 Now, brothers, about times and dates1 we do not need to write to you,2

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2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord 3 will come like a thief in the night.4

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3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety,"5 destruction will come on them suddenly,6 as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.7

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4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness8 so that this day should surprise you like a thief.9

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5 You are all sons of the light10 and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

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6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,11 but let us be alert12 and self-controlled.13

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