1 Thessalonians 5:13-23 NIV

13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.1

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14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle,2 encourage the timid, help the weak,3 be patient with everyone.

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15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,4 but always try to be kind to each other5 and to everyone else.

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16 Be joyful always;6

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17 pray continually;7

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18 give thanks in all circumstances,8 for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;9

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20 do not treat prophecies10 with contempt.

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21 Test everything.11 Hold on to the good.12

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22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 May God himself, the God of peace,13 sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul14 and body be kept blameless15 at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.16

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