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1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Sudden Arrival of the Day of the Lord

1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need [of anything] to be written to you, 2 for [you] yourselves well know that the day of the Lord is coming in the [same] way as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will overtake them like the birth pains of {a pregnant woman}a, and they will not possibly escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in the darkness, so that the day should catch you like a thief, 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 So then, we must not sleep like the rest, but must be on the alert and be self-controlled.
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