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1 Thessalonians 5 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Brothers and sisters, we don't have to write to you about times and dates. 1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
2 You know very well 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 People will be saying that everything is peaceful and safe. Then suddenly they will be destroyed. It will happen like birth pains coming on a pregnant woman. None of the people will escape. 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 Brothers and sisters, you are not in darkness. So that day should not surprise you as a thief would. 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
5 All of you are children of the light. You are children of the day. We don't belong to the night. We don't belong to the darkness. 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 let us not be like the others. They are asleep. Instead, let us be wide awake and in full control of ourselves. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.
7 Those who sleep, sleep at night. Those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.
8 But we belong to the day. So let us control ourselves. Let us put the armor of faith and love on our chest. Let us put on the hope of salvation like a helmet. 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 God didn't choose us to receive his anger. He chose us to receive salvation because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
10 Jesus died for us. Some will be alive when he comes. Others will be dead. Either way, we will live together with him. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
11 So cheer each other up with the hope you have. Build each other up. In fact, that's what you are doing. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
12 Brothers and sisters, we ask you to have respect for the godly leaders who work hard among you. They have authority over you. They correct 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 Have a lot of respect for them. Love them because of what they do. Live in peace with each other. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
14 Brothers and sisters, we are asking you to warn those who don't want to work. Cheer up those who are shy. Help those who are weak. Put up with everyone. 14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15 Make sure that nobody pays back one wrong act with another. Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
16 Always be joyful. 16 Be joyful always;
17 Never stop praying. 17 pray continually;
18 Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus. 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Don't put out the Holy Spirit's fire. 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;
20 Don't treat prophecies as if they amount to nothing. 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt.
21 Put everything to the test. Hold on to what is good. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.
22 Stay away from every kind of evil. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 God is the God who gives peace. May he make you holy through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept free from blame. May you be without blame from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes. 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 The One who has chosen you is faithful. He will do all these things. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 25 Brothers, pray for us.
26 Greet all the believers with a holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 While the Lord is watching, here is what I command you. Have this letter read to all the believers. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
28 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.