1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 ESV

The Day of the Lord

1 Now concerning 1the times and the seasons, brothers,a2you have no need to have anything written to you.

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    • n 5:1 - Or brothers and sisters; also verses 4, 12, 14, 25, 26, 27
      2 For you yourselves are fully aware that 3the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

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      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.

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      4 But you 6are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

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      5 For you are all 7childrenb of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

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        • o 5:5 - Or sons; twice in this verse
          6 So then 8let us not sleep, as others do, but let us 9keep awake and 10be sober.

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          7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, 11are drunk at night.

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          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.

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          9 For God has not destined us for 14wrath, but 15to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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          10 16who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.

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          11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.