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The Bible in the standard translation


The first letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 5


Invitation to be ready for the Lord's Day

1 Thess 5.1I do not need to write to you about time and hour, brothers.1 Thess 5.2You yourself know very well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.1 Thess 5.3While people are saying: Peace and security! Suddenly ruin comes upon them like labor pains a pregnant woman, and there is no escape.1 Thess 5.4But you, brothers, do not live in the dark, so that the day cannot surprise you like a thief.1 Thess 5.5You are all sons of light and sons of day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.1 Thess 5,6That's why we don't want to sleep like the others, but rather be awake and sober.1 Thess 5.7Because whoever sleeps sleeps at night, and whoever gets drunk gets drunk at night.1 Thess 5.8But we who belong to the day want to be sober and arm ourselves with the armor of faith and love and with the helmet of hope for salvation.1 Thess 5.9For God did not appoint us to the judgment of his wrath, but to attain salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.1 Thess 5.10He died for us so that we might live united with him, whether we wake up or sleep.1 Thess 5.11Therefore comfort and admonish one another and one lift up the other, as you are already doing..

Instructions for church life

1 Thess 5.12We ask you, brothers, to acknowledge those of you who try so hard to guide you and to do what is right in the name of the Lord.1 Thess 5:13Respect them highly and love them because of their work! Keep peace among one another!1 Thess 5:14We exhort you, brothers: reprove those who lead a disorderly life, encourage the fearful, take care of the weak, be patient with everyone!1 Thess 5:15Make sure that no one repays evil for evil, but always strive to do good to one another and to all.1 Thess 5:16Rejoice at any time!1 Thess 5:17Pray without ceasing!1 Thess 5:18Thanks for everything; for this is what God wants of you, / you who belong to Christ Jesus.1 Thess 5:19Do not extinguish the mind!1 Thess 5.20Do not despise prophetic speech!1 Thess 5.21Check everything and keep the good!1 Thess 5.22Avoid evil in every form!.

The end of the letter: Blessings and greetings: 5: 23-28

1 Thess 5.23May the God of peace sanctify you completely and keep your spirit, soul and body intact, so that you will be without blame when Jesus Christ, our Lord, comes.1 Thess 5.24God who calls you is faithful; he will do it.1 Thess 5.25Brothers, pray for us too!1 Thess 5.26Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss!1 Thess 5.27I swear by the Lord that you read this letter to all the brothers.1 Thess 5.28The grace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!