Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates1 we do not need to write to you,22
for you know very well that the day of the Lord 3 will come like a thief in the night.43
While people are saying, "Peace and safety,"5 destruction will come on them suddenly,6 as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.74
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness8 so that this day should surprise you like a thief.95
You are all children of the light10 and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,11 but let us be awake12 and sober.13