Common English Bible CEB
New Revised Standard NRS
16 Rejoice always.
17 Pray continually.
pray without ceasing,
18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Don't suppress the Spirit.
Do not quench the Spirit.
20 Don't brush off Spirit-inspired messages,
Do not despise the words of prophets,
21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good.
but test everything; hold fast to what is good;
22 Avoid every kind of evil.
abstain from every form 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.
May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 The one who is calling you is faithful and will do this.
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.
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