1 Thessalonians 5:1-8 NAS

The Day of the Lord

1 Now as to the 1times and the epochs, brethren, you 2have no need of anything to be written to you.

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2 For you yourselves know full well that 3the day of the Lord awill come 4just like a thief in the night.

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3 While they are saying, "5Peace and safety!" then b6destruction cwill come upon them suddenly like 7labor pains upon a woman with child *, and they will not escape.

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    • ˜ 5:3 - Or "sudden destruction"
    • ™ 5:3 - Lit "comes upon"
      4 But you, brethren, are not in 8darkness, that the day would overtake you d9like a thief;

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        • š 5:4 - One early ms reads "like thieves"
          5 for you are all 10sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of 11darkness;

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          6 so then let us not 12sleep as e13others do, but let us be alert and f14sober.

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            • › 5:6 - Lit "the remaining ones"
            • œ 5:6 - Or "self-controlled"
              7 For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get 15drunk at night.

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              8 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.

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                •  5:8 - Or "self-controlled"