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5:1 icapsut of the times and the seasons, brethren, yee haue no need that I write vnto you.  
5:2 For your selues knowe perfectly that the day of the Lord so commeth as a thiefe in the night.  
5:3 For when they shal say, Peace and safety: then sudden destructio commeth vpon them, as trauaile vpon a woman with childe, and they shall not escape.  
5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkenesse, that that day should ouertake you as a thiefe.  
5:5 Yee are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkenesse.  
5:6 Therefore let vs not sleepe, as doe others: but let vs watch and be sober.  
5:7 For they that sleepe, sleepe in the night, and they that bee drunken, are drunken in the night.  
5:8 But let vs who are of the day, bee sober, putting on the brestplate of faith and loue, and for an helmet, the hope of saluation.  
5:9 For God hath not appointed vs to wrath: but to obtaine saluation by our Lord Iesus Christ,  
5:10 Who died for vs, that whether we wake or sleepe, we should liue together with him.  
5:11 Wherefore, comfort your selues together, and edifie one another, euen as also ye doe. Margin Note
5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are ouer you in the Lord, and admonish you:  
5:13 And to esteeme them very highly in loue for their workes sake, and be at peace among your selues.  
5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warne them that are vnruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weake, be patient toward all men. Margin Note
5:15 See that none render euill for euill vnto any man: but euer follow that which is good, both among your selues and to all men.  
5:16 Reioyce euermore:  
5:17 Pray without ceasing:  
5:18 In euery thing giue thankes: for this is the will of God in Christ Iesus concerning you.  
5:19 Quench not the spirit:  
5:20 Despise not prophecyings:  
5:21 Proue all things: hold fast that which is good.  
5:22 Abstaine from all appearance of euill.  
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctifie you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit, and soule, and body be preserued blamelesse vnto the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ.  
5:24 Faithfull is hee that calleth you, who also will doe it.  
5:25 Brethren, pray for vs.  
5:26 Greete all the brethren with an holy kisse.  
5:27 I charge you by the Lord, that this Epistle bee read vnto all the holy brethren. Margin Note
5:28 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with you, Amen.The first Epistle vnto the Thessalonians, was written from Athens.