1 Thessalonians 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But about the times and their order, my brothers, there is no need for me to say anything to you. 1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
2 For you yourselves have the knowledge that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
3 When they say, There is peace and no danger, then sudden destruction will come on them, as birth-pains on a woman with child; and they will not be able to get away from it. 3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
4 But you, my brothers, are not in the dark, for that day to overtake you like a thief: 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
5 For you are all sons of light and of the day: we are not of the night or of the dark. 5 You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
6 So then, let us not take our rest as the others do, but let us be self-controlled and awake. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.
7 For those who are sleeping do so in the night; and those who are the worse for drink are so in the night; 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be serious, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and on our heads, the hope of salvation. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
9 For God's purpose for us is not wrath, but salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
10 Who was put to death for us, so that, awake or sleeping, we may have a part in his life. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
11 So then, go on comforting and building up one another, as you have been doing. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
12 But we make this request to you, my brothers: give attention to those who are working among you, who are over you in the Lord to keep order among you; 12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you.
13 And have a high opinion of them in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
14 And our desire is that you will keep control over those whose lives are not well ordered, giving comfort to the feeble-hearted, supporting those with little strength, and putting up with much from all. 14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15 Let no one give evil for evil; but ever go after what is good, for one another and for all. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
16 Have joy at all times. 16 Be joyful always;
17 Keep on with your prayers. 17 pray continually;
18 In everything give praise: for this is the purpose of God in Christ Jesus for you. 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not put out the light of the Spirit; 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;
20 Do not make little of the words of the prophets; 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt.
21 Let all things be tested; keep to what is good; 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.
22 Keep from every form of evil. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 And may the God of peace himself make you holy in every way; and may your spirit and soul and body be free from all sin at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 God, by whom you have been marked out in his purpose, is unchanging and will make it complete. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
25 Brothers, keep us in mind in your prayers. 25 Brothers, pray for us.
26 Give all the brothers a holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 I give orders in the name of the Lord that all the brothers are to be present at the reading of this letter. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.