18In every thing give thanks : forthis is the will of GodinChristJesusconcerningyou.19Quenchnot the Spirit.20Despisenotprophesyings.21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.22Abstainfromallappearance of evil.23And the veryGod of peacesanctifyyouwholly;and I pray God yourwholespiritandsoulandbody be preservedblamelessunto the coming of ourLordJesusChrist.24Faithful is he that callethyou,whoalso will do it.
25Brethren,prayforus.26Greetall the brethrenwith an holykiss.27
I chargeayou by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holybrethren.28
The grace of ourLordJesusChrist be withyou.Amen. [The first epistle to the Thessalonians was writtenfromAthens.]