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.

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

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Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord 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.

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14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

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15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

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16 Rejoice always,

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17 pray continually,

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18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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19 Do not quench the Spirit.

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20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt

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