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1 Thessalonians 5 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But you have no need to have anything written to you, brothers, about the times and dates when this will happen; 1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you,
2 because you yourselves well know 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 people are saying, "Everything is so peaceful and secure," then destruction will suddenly come upon them, the way labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there is no way they 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 But you, brothers, are not in the dark, so that the Day should take you by surprise 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 people who belong to the light, who belong to the day. We don't belong to the night or to 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's not be asleep, like the rest are; on the contrary, let us stay alert and sober. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.
7 People who sleep, sleep at night; and people 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 since we belong to the day, let us stay sober, putting on trust and love as a breastplate and the hope of being delivered as a helmet. a 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 has not intended that we should experience his fury, but that we should gain deliverance through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
10 who died on our behalf so that whether we are alive or dead, we may live along with him. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
11 Therefore, encourage each other, and build each other up - just as you are doing. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who are working hard among you, those who are guiding you in the Lord and confronting you in order to help you change. 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 Treat them with the highest regard and love because of the work they are doing. Live at peace among yourselves; 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
14 but we urge you, brothers, to confront those who are lazy, your aim being to help them change, to encourage the timid, to assist the weak, and to be patient with everyone. 14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15 See that no one repays evil for evil; on the contrary, always try to do good to each other, indeed, to everyone. 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 Pray regularly. 17 pray continually;
18 In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua. 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Don't quench the Spirit, 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;
20 don't despise inspired messages. 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt.
21 But do test everything - hold onto what is good, 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.
22 but keep away from every form of evil. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 May the God of shalom make you completely holy - may your entire spirit, soul and body be kept blameless for the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 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 calling you is faithful, and he will do it. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
25 Brothers, keep praying for us. 25 Brothers, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 I charge you in the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.
28 The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.