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

12 Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and rule over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them beyond all measure in love, because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, console the discouraged, help the sick, be patient toward all [people]. 15 See to it that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue good toward one another and toward all [people].

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray constantly, 18 give thanks in everything; for this [is] the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but examine all [things]; hold fast to [what is] good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you [is] faithful, who also will do [this]. 25 Brothers, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27 I adjure you by the Lord, have this letter read aloud to all the brothers. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you.