Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard4 among you, who are over you in the Lord 5 and who admonish you.
Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.614
And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle,7 encourage the timid, help the weak,8 be patient with everyone.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,9 but always try to be kind to each other10 and to everyone else.
Be joyful always;1117
give thanks in all circumstances,13 for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not put out the Spirit's fire;1420
do not treat prophecies15 with contempt.
Test everything.16 Hold on to the good.1722
Avoid every kind of evil.