1 Thessalonians 5:11-23

11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.
13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray continually,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt
21 but test them all; hold on to what is good,
22 reject every kind of evil.
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.

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Cross References 20

  • 1. 1 Thessalonians 4:18
  • 2. Ephesians 4:29
  • 3. Romans 16:6,12; 1 Corinthians 15:10
  • 4. 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17
  • 5. S Mark 9:50
  • 6. 2Th 3:6,7,11
  • 7. Romans 14:1; 1 Corinthians 8:7-12
  • 8. Romans 12:17; 1 Peter 3:9
  • 9. Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 4:32
  • 10. Philippians 4:4
  • 11. S Luke 18:1
  • 12. S Ephesians 5:20
  • 13. Ephesians 4:30
  • 14. 1 Corinthians 14:1-40
  • 15. 1 Corinthians 14:29; 1 John 4:1
  • 16. Romans 12:9
  • 17. S Romans 15:33
  • 18. Hebrews 4:12
  • 19. S 1 Thessalonians 3:13
  • 20. S 1 Thessalonians 2:19
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