1 Thessalonians 5:8-18 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.
14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, 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 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 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 without ceasing; 17 pray continually;
18 in everything give thanks; 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.