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1 Thessalonians 5

ESV 1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers,you have no need to have anything written to you. NIV 1 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, ESV 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. NIV 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. ESV 3 While people are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. NIV 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. ESV 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. NIV 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. ESV 5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. NIV 5 You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. ESV 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. NIV 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. ESV 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. NIV 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. ESV 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. NIV 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. ESV 9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, NIV 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. ESV 10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. NIV 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. ESV 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. NIV 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. ESV 12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, NIV 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. ESV 13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. NIV 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. ESV 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. NIV 14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. ESV 15 See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. NIV 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. ESV 16 Rejoice always, NIV 16 Be joyful always; ESV 17 pray without ceasing, NIV 17 pray continually; ESV 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. NIV 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ESV 19 Do not quench the Spirit. NIV 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire; ESV 20 Do not despise prophecies, NIV 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt. ESV 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. NIV 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. ESV 22 Abstain from every form of evil. NIV 22 Avoid every kind of evil. ESV 23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 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. ESV 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. NIV 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it. ESV 25 Brothers, pray for us. NIV 25 Brothers, pray for us. ESV 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. NIV 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. ESV 27 I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. NIV 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. ESV 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. NIV 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.