pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise the words of prophets, a21
but test everything; hold fast to what is good;
abstain from every form of evil.
May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound b and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.
Beloved, c pray for us.
Greet all the brothers and sisters d with a holy kiss.
I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all of them. e
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