1 Thessalonians 5:7-17 NIV

7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.1

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8 But since we belong to the day,2 let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,3 and the hope of salvation4 as a helmet.5

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      9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath6 but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.7

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      10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.8

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      11 Therefore encourage one another9 and build each other up,10 just as in fact you are doing.

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      Final Instructions

      12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard11 among you, who are over you in the Lord 12 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.13

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      14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle,14 encourage the timid, help the weak,15 be patient with everyone.

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      15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,16 but always try to be kind to each other17 and to everyone else.

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      16 Be joyful always;18

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      17 pray continually;19

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