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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish 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 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. 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 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, 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 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for 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 Rejoice always, 16 Be joyful always;
17 pray continually, 17 pray continually;
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire. 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;
20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt.
21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.
22 reject whatever is harmful. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
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. 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 calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 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 God's people with a holy kiss. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.
27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters. 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.