1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 - Final Exhortations And Benediction

12 Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard, loving them because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else.

16 Always be joyful. 17 Continually be prayerful. 18 In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus. 19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good. 22 Keep away from every kind of evil.

23 May the God of peace himself make you holy in every way. And may your whole being spirit, soul, and body remain blameless when our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, appears. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will continue to be faithful. 25 Brothers, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27 I order you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. 28 May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with you! Amen.

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