1 Thessalonians 5
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The Day of the Lord
(Zephaniah 1:7–18; Malachi 4:1–6; 2 Peter 3:8–13)

1Bvt of ye tymes and seasons (brethre) it is no nede to wryte vnto you. 2For ye youre selues knowe perfectly, that the daye of the LORDE shal come euen as a thefe in the nighte. 3For whan they shal saye: Tush, It is peace, there is no daunger, then shall soden destruccion come vpo the, euen as the payne of a woman trauaylinge with childe, and they shal not escape. 4But ye brethren are not in darknes, that that daye shulde come on you as a thefe. 5Ye are alltogether children of lighte, and children of the daye. We are not of the night, nether of darknesse. 6Therfore let vs not slepe as do other, but let vs watch, and be sober. 7For they that slepe, slepe in the nighte: and they that be dronken, are dronken in the nighte. 8But let vs which are of the daye, be sober, armed wt the brestplate of faith and loue, and with ye helmet of hope to saluacion. 9For God hath not appoynted vs vnto wrath, but to optayne saluacion by ye meanes of oure LORDE Iesu Christ, 10which dyed for vs: that whether we wake or slepe, we shulde lyue together with him. 11Wherfore comforte youre selues together, and edifye one another, euen as ye do.

Christian Living

12We beseke you brethren, that ye knowe them which laboure amonge you, and haue the ouersighte of you in the LORDE, 13and geue you exhortacion, that ye haue the the more in loue for their workes sake, and be at peace with them. 14We desyre you brethre, warne them that are vnruly, coforte the feble mynded, forbeare the weake, be pacient towarde all men. 15Se that none recompence euell for euell vnto eny man: but euer folowe that which is good, both amoge youre selues and to all men. 16Reioyse alwaye, 17praye contynually, 18in all thinges be thankfull: for this is the wyll of God in Christ Iesu towarde you. 19Quech not ye sprete: 20despyse not prophecieges: 21proue all thiges, & kepe yt which is good. 22Abstayne fro all suspicious thinges.

Final Blessings and Instructions

23The very God of peace sanctifye you thorow out. And I praye God, that youre whole sprete, soule & body be kepte blameles vnto ye comynge of oure LORDE Iesus Christ. 24Faithfull is he which hath called you, which wil also do it.

25Brethren, praye for vs.

26Grete all the brethre with an holy kysse. 27I charge you by ye LORDE, that this epistle be red vnto all ye holy brethren.

28The grace of oure LORDE Iesus Christ be with you, Amen.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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