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1 Thessalonians 5:13-23 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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13 Think highly of them and give them your wholehearted love because of their work. And remember to live peaceably 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 urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are 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 See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good 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 Keep on praying. 17 pray continually;
18 No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;
20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt.
21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.
22 Keep away from every kind of evil. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 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.