Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard1 among you, who are over you in the Lord 2 and who admonish you.
Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.314
And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle,4 encourage the timid, help the weak,5 be patient with everyone.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,6 but always try to be kind to each other7 and to everyone else.
Be joyful always;817
give thanks in all circumstances,10 for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not put out the Spirit's fire;1120
do not treat prophecies12 with contempt.
Test everything.13 Hold on to the good.1422
Avoid every kind of evil.