But you, brothers, are not in darkness1 so that this day should surprise you like a thief.25
You are all sons of the light3 and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,4 but let us be alert5 and self-controlled.67
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.78
But since we belong to the day,8 let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,9 and the hope of salvation10 as a helmet.11