Thematic Bible

1 Thessalonians 5:1 (show verse)

Now you do not need to have anything written to you about times and dates, brothers,

1 Thessalonians 5:2 (show verse)

for you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 (show verse)

When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.

1 Thessalonians 5:4 (show verse)

However, brothers, you are not in the darkness, in order that the Day of the Lord might surprise you like a thief.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 (show verse)

For all of you are children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to darkness.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 (show verse)

Therefore, let's not fall asleep like others do, but let's stay awake and be sober.

1 Thessalonians 5:7 (show verse)

For people who go to sleep, go to sleep at night; and people who get drunk, get drunk at night.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 (show verse)

But since we belong to the day, let's be sober. We must put on the breastplate of faith and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 (show verse)

For God has not destined us to receive wrath but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,

1 Thessalonians 5:10 (show verse)

who died for us in order that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (show verse)

So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 (show verse)

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:13 (show verse)

Hold them in the highest regard, loving them because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (show verse)

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 (show verse)

Make sure that no one pays back evil for evil. Instead, always pursue what is good for each other and for everyone else.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 (show verse)

Always be joyful.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (show verse)

Continually be prayerful.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (show verse)

In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 (show verse)

Do not put out the Spirit's fire.

1 Thessalonians 5:20 (show verse)

Do not despise prophecies.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 (show verse)

Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 (show verse)

Keep away from every kind of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (show verse)

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 (show verse)

The one who calls you is faithful, and he will continue to be faithful.

1 Thessalonians 5:25 (show verse)

Brothers, pray for us.

1 Thessalonians 5:26 (show verse)

Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:27 (show verse)

I order you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers.

1 Thessalonians 5:28 (show verse)

May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with you! Amen.