1 Thessalonians 5:1-8 NLT

1 I really don't need to write to you about how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters. a

References for 1 Thessalonians 5:1

    • k 5:1 - Greek <I>brothers;</I> also in 5:4, 12, 14, 25, 26, 27.
      2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.
      3 When people are saying, "All is well; everything is peaceful and secure," then disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman's birth pains begin when her child is about to be born. And there will be no escape.
      4 But you aren't in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.
      5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don't belong to darkness and night.
      6 So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be sober.
      7 Night is the time for sleep and the time when people get drunk.
      8 But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.