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1 Thessalonians

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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.

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For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

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For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

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For indeed when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it came to pass, as you know.

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and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.

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For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.

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Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you.

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so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.

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Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.

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For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

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For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.

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For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

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for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,

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But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,

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nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

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Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

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and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.

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for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

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for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;

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You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;

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For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,

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Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;

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just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

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so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

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For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,

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who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

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hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.

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Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,

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But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;

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but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.

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But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while--in person, not in spirit--were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.

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For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

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that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,

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and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,

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Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

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The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

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Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

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For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

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For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,

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For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,

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While they are saying, "Peace and safety!" then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.

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For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.