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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

Final instructions and blessing

12 Brothers and sisters, we ask you to respect those who are working with you, leading you, and instructing you.
13 Think of them highly with love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
14 Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are disorderly. Comfort the discouraged. Help the weak. Be patient with everyone.
15 Make sure no one repays a wrong with a wrong, but always pursue the good for each other and everyone else.
16 Rejoice always.
17 Pray continually.
18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Don't suppress the Spirit.
20 Don't brush off Spirit-inspired messages,
21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good.
22 Avoid every kind of evil.
23 Now, may the God of peace himself cause you to be completely dedicated to him; and may your spirit, soul, and body be kept intact and blameless at our Lord Jesus Christ's coming.
24 The one who is calling you is faithful and will do this.

Final greeting

25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.
27 By the Lord's authority, I order all of you to have this letter read aloud to all the brothers and sisters.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.
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