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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (English Standard Version)

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The Day of the Lord

1 Now concerning 1the times and the seasons, brothers,a2you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that 3the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, "There is peace and security," then 4sudden destruction will come upon them 5as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you 6are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 5 For you are all 7childrenb of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then 8let us not sleep, as others do, but let us 9keep awake and 10be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, 11are drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, 12having put on the breastplate of 13faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has not destined us for 14wrath, but 15to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 16who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
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