3While they are saying, "1Peace and safety !" thena2destructionbwill come upon them suddenlylike3laborpains upon a woman with child , and they will not escape.
But you, brethren, are not in 4darkness, that the day would overtake you c5like a thief ;
for you are all6sons of light and sons of day. We are not of nightnor of 7darkness ;
6sothen let us not 8sleep as d9others do, but let us be alert and e10sober.
For those who sleepdo their sleeping at night, and those who getdrunkget11drunk at night.
But since 12we are of the day, let us 13be fsober, having put on the 14breastplate of 15faith and love, and as a 16helmet, the 17hope of salvation.
For God has not destined us for 18wrath, but for 19obtainingsalvationthrough our LordJesusChrist,
1020who died for us, so that whether we are awakeorasleep, we will livetogether with Him.
11Thereforegencourageoneanother and 21build up oneanother, just as you also are doing.
But we request of you, brethren, that you h22appreciatethose23who diligentlylaboramong you, and 24havechargeover you in the Lord and give you iinstruction,
and that you esteem them veryhighly in lovebecause of their work. 25Live in peace with oneanother.