1 Thessalonians 5:10-20 NIV

10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.1

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11 Therefore encourage one another2 and build each other up,3 just as in fact you are doing.

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Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard4 among you, who are over you in the Lord 5 and who admonish you.

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13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.6

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14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle,7 encourage the timid, help the weak,8 be patient with everyone.

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15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,9 but always try to be kind to each other10 and to everyone else.

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16 Be joyful always;11

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17 pray continually;12

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18 give thanks in all circumstances,13 for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;14

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20 do not treat prophecies15 with contempt.

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