1 Thessalonians 5:27

I adjure you by the Lord (enorkizw uma ton Kurion). Late compound for old orkizw ( Mark 5:7 ), to put one on oath, with two accusatives (Robertson, Grammar, pp. 483f.). Occurs in inscriptions. That this epistle be read unto all the brethren (anagnwsqhnai thn epistolhn pasin toi adelpoi). First aorist passive infinitive of anaginwskw with accusative of general reference in an indirect command. Clearly Paul wrote for the church as a whole and wished the epistles read aloud at a public meeting. In this first epistle we see the importance that he attaches to his epistles.