The Day of the Lord

Now as to the (A)periods and [a]times, brothers and sisters, you (B)have no need of anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know full well that (C)the day of the Lord is coming (D)just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “(E)Peace and safety!” then (F)sudden destruction [b]will come upon them like (G)labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in (H)darkness, so that the day would overtake you [c](I)like a thief; for you are all (J)sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of (K)darkness; so then, let’s not (L)sleep as [d](M)others do, but let’s be alert and [e](N)sober.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:1 I.e., the end times
  2. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 Lit is coming
  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:4 One early ms like thieves
  4. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Lit the rest (of mankind)
  5. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Or self-controlled