1 Thessalonians 5:3-13 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child , and they will not 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, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would 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 sons of day. We are not of night nor of 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 then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.
7 For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and 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 since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, 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 has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining 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 died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, 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 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, 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 that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.