1 Thessalonians 5:1-8 NLT

1 Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don’t really need to write you.

References for 1 Thessalonians 5:1

    • 5:1 - Greek brothers; also in 5:4, 12, 14, 25, 26, 27 .
      2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.
      3 When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. 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.

      References for 1 Thessalonians 5:4

        • 5:4 - Some manuscripts read comes upon you as if you were thieves.
          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 clearheaded.
          7 Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk.
          8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.