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.