1Now as to the 1times and the epochs, brethren, you 2havenoneed of anything to be written to you.
For you yourselvesknowfullwell that 3the day of the Lordawill come4justlike a thief in the night.
3While they are saying, "5Peace and safety !" thenb6destructioncwill come upon them suddenlylike7laborpains upon a woman with child , and they will not escape.
But you, brethren, are not in 8darkness, that the day would overtake you d9like a thief ;
for you are all10sons of light and sons of day. We are not of nightnor of 11darkness ;
6sothen let us not 12sleep as e13others do, but let us be alert and f14sober.
For those who sleepdo their sleeping at night, and those who getdrunkget15drunk at night.
But since 16we are of the day, let us 17be gsober, having put on the 18breastplate of 19faith and love, and as a 20helmet, the 21hope of salvation.
For God has not destined us for 22wrath, but for 23obtainingsalvationthrough our LordJesusChrist,
1024who died for us, so that whether we are awakeorasleep, we will livetogether with Him.
11Thereforehencourageoneanother and 25build up oneanother, just as you also are doing.
But we request of you, brethren, that you i26appreciatethose27who diligentlylaboramong you, and 28havechargeover you in the Lord and give you jinstruction,
and that you esteem them veryhighly in lovebecause of their work. 29Live in peace with oneanother.
We urge you, brethren, admonish30the kunruly, encourage31the fainthearted, help32the weak, be 33patient with everyone.
15See that 34noonerepaysanother with evil for evil, but always35seekafter that which is good for oneanother and for allpeople.
in everything38givethanks ; for this is God'swill for you in ChristJesus.
1939Do not quench the Spirit ;
do not despise40propheticlutterances.
But 41examineeverything carefully; 42holdfast to that which is good ;
22abstain from everymform of evil.
23Now43may the God of peace44Himselfsanctify you entirely ; and may your 45spirit and soul and body be preservedcomplete, 46withoutblame at 47the coming of our LordJesusChrist.
2448Faithful is He who 49calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
25Brethren, 50pray for usn.
2651Greetall the brethren with a holykiss.
I adjure you by the Lord to 52have thisletterread to all the 53brethren.
2854The grace of our LordJesusChrist be with you.