Thematic Bible

1 Thessalonians 5:1 (show verse)

It is not necessary, my brethren, to specify the exact time:

1 Thessalonians 5:2 (show verse)

for you very well know, that the day of the Lord steals on like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 (show verse)

whilst they flatter themselves with peace and safety, destruction shall fall upon them, like the pangs of a woman in travail, and they shall not escape.

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but you, my brethren, are too well inform'd to be surpriz'd by that day, as by a thief.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 (show verse)

you inherit the advantages of meridian light: we are not involv'd in the obscurity of night.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 (show verse)

therefore let us not sleep away our time like others, but be vigilant and temperate.

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they that are sober take their rest in the night, whilst they that are sots, are drunk in the night:

1 Thessalonians 5:8 (show verse)

but let us, who enjoy the light, be temperate; let us be arm'd with the breast-plate of faith and charity, and for an helmet, with the hope of salvation.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 (show verse)

for God did not design to make us the objects of his displeasure, but to effect our felicity by the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us,

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that whether we happen to be alive or dead, we may be secure of living with him.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (show verse)

wherefore comfort and edify one another, as you have hitherto done.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 (show verse)

We entreat you, brethren, to respect those, who labour in the ministry, who by divine appointment preside over you, and instruct you.

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maintain an intire affection for them, upon account of their office, and don't form any brigues against them.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (show verse)

and we exhort you, brethren, reprove the disorderly, comfort the pusillanimous, support the weak, and be patient toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 (show verse)

Don't allow any one to return evil for evil, but strive to do all the good you can to one another, and to all the world.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 (show verse)

be always chearful.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 (show verse)

pray upon all occasions.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (show verse)

be thankful to God for every thing, for so christians are oblig'd to be.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 (show verse)

don't abuse the gifts of the spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:20 (show verse)

don't despise the prophetic gift.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 (show verse)

bring every thing to the test: if it be proof, abide by that:

1 Thessalonians 5:22 (show verse)

if it has the least appearance of evil, reject it.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (show verse)

Now may the God of peace make you intirely holy: may every part of you, your spirit, soul, and body be preserved irreprovable at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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he that has called you, is faithful, and this he will effect.

1 Thessalonians 5:25 (show verse)

My brethren, pray for us.

1 Thessalonians 5:26 (show verse)

salute all the brethren with an holy kiss.

1 Thessalonians 5:27 (show verse)

I conjure you by the Lord, that this epistle may be read to all our christian brethren.

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the favour of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. AMEN.