But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, a to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you;
esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
And we urge you, beloved, b to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them.
See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise the words of prophets, c21
but test everything; hold fast to what is good;
abstain from every form of evil.
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