1 Thessalonians 5:16-28 NIV

16 Be joyful always;1

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17 pray continually;2

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18 give thanks in all circumstances,3 for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

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19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;4

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20 do not treat prophecies5 with contempt.

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21 Test everything.6 Hold on to the good.7

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22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 May God himself, the God of peace,8 sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul9 and body be kept blameless10 at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.11

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24 The one who calls12 you is faithful13 and he will do it.14

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25 Brothers, pray for us.15

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26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.16

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27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.17

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28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.18

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