1 Thessalonians 5:5-15 NIV

5 You are all children of the light and children 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, but let us be awake and sober.

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7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.

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8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

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      9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      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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