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1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. the times and the seasons no need
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. day of the Lord thief
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. Peace and safety as travail upon a woman
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. children of light
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. love helmet
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, to wrath obtain salvation
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. died for us
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

comfort yourselves
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. feebleminded
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore. Rejoice evermore
17 Pray without ceasing. Pray without ceasing
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. every thing
19 Quench not the Spirit. Quench not
20 Despise not prophesyings. prophesyings
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. good prove
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. appearance of evil
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. spirit and soul and body
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.



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