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Passage Lookup: 1 Thessalonians 5

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1 Thessalonians 5:1
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The Day of the Lord

Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates(a) we do not need to write to you,(b)
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1 Thessalonians 5:2
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for you know very well that the day of the Lord(c) will come like a thief in the night.(d)
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1 Thessalonians 5:3
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While people are saying, "Peace and safety,"(e) destruction will come on them suddenly,(f) as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.(g)
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1 Thessalonians 5:4
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But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness(h) so that this day should surprise you like a thief.(i)
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1 Thessalonians 5:5
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You are all children of the light(j) and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
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1 Thessalonians 5:6
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So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,(k) but let us be awake(l) and sober.(m)
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1 Thessalonians 5:7
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For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.(n)
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1 Thessalonians 5:8
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But since we belong to the day,(o) let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,(p) and the hope of salvation(q) as a helmet.(r)
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1 Thessalonians 5:9
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For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath(s) but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.(t)
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1 Thessalonians 5:10
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He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.(u)
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1 Thessalonians 5:11
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Therefore encourage one another(v) and build each other up,(w) just as in fact you are doing.
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1 Thessalonians 5:12
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Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard(x) among you, who care for you in the Lord(y) and who admonish you.
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1 Thessalonians 5:13
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Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.(z)
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1 Thessalonians 5:14
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And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle(aa) and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak,(ab) be patient with everyone.
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1 Thessalonians 5:15
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Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,(ac) but always strive to do what is good for each other(ad) and for everyone else.
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1 Thessalonians 5:16
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Rejoice always,(ae)
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1 Thessalonians 5:17
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pray continually,(af)
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1 Thessalonians 5:18
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give thanks in all circumstances;(ag) for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
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1 Thessalonians 5:19
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Do not quench the Spirit.(ah)
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1 Thessalonians 5:20
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Do not treat prophecies(ai) with contempt
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1 Thessalonians 5:21
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but test them all;(aj) hold on to what is good,(ak)
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1 Thessalonians 5:22
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reject every kind of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
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May God himself, the God of peace,(al) sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul(am) and body be kept blameless(an) at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.(ao)
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1 Thessalonians 5:24
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The one who calls(ap) you is faithful,(aq) and he will do it.(ar)
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1 Thessalonians 5:25
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Brothers and sisters, pray for us.(as)
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1 Thessalonians 5:26
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Greet all God's people with a holy kiss.(at)
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1 Thessalonians 5:27
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I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.(au)
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1 Thessalonians 5:28
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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.(av)
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