1 Thessalonians 5
New American Standard Bible
The Day of the Lord
5 Now as to the (A)periods and [a]times, brothers and sisters, you (B)have no need of anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know full well that (C)the day of the Lord is coming (D)just like a thief in the night. 3 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. 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in (H)darkness, so that the day would overtake you [c](I)like a thief; 5 for you are all (J)sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of (K)darkness; 6 so then, let’s not (L)sleep as [d](M)others do, but let’s be alert and [e](N)sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, (O)get drunk at night. 8 But since (P)we are of the day, let’s (Q)be [f]sober, having put on the (R)breastplate of (S)faith and love, and as a (T)helmet, the (U)hope of salvation. 9 For God has not destined us for (V)wrath, but for (W)obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 (X)who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11 Therefore, [g]encourage one another and (Y)build one another up, just as you also are doing.
12 But we ask you, brothers and sisters, to (Z)recognize those (AA)who diligently labor among you and [h](AB)are in leadership over you in the Lord, and give you [i]instruction, 13 and that you regard them very highly in love because of their work. (AC)Live in peace with one another. 14 We urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish (AD)the [j]unruly, encourage (AE)the fainthearted, help (AF)the weak, be (AG)patient with everyone. 15 See that (AH)no one repays another with evil for evil, but always (AI)seek what is good for one another and for all people. 16 (AJ)Rejoice always, 17 (AK)pray without ceasing, 18 in everything (AL)give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 19 (AM)Do not quench the Spirit, 20 do not utterly reject [k](AN)prophecies, 21 but (AO)examine everything; (AP)hold firmly to that which is good, 22 abstain from every [l]form of evil.
23 Now (AQ)may the God of peace (AR)Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your (AS)spirit and soul and body be kept complete, (AT)without blame at (AU)the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 (AV)Faithful is He who (AW)calls you, and He also will do it.
28 (BB)May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:1 I.e., the end times
- 1 Thessalonians 5:3 Lit is coming
- 1 Thessalonians 5:4 One early ms like thieves
- 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Lit the rest (of mankind)
- 1 Thessalonians 5:6 Or self-controlled
- 1 Thessalonians 5:8 Or self-controlled
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Or comfort
- 1 Thessalonians 5:12 Or care for you
- 1 Thessalonians 5:12 Or admonition
- 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Or undisciplined
- 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Or prophetic gifts
- 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Or appearance
- 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Two early mss add also
1 Thessalonians 5
New International Version
The Day of the Lord
5 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates(A) we do not need to write to you,(B) 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord(C) will come like a thief in the night.(D) 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,”(E) destruction will come on them suddenly,(F) as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.(G)
4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness(H) so that this day should surprise you like a thief.(I) 5 You are all children of the light(J) and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep,(K) but let us be awake(L) and sober.(M) 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.(N) 8 But since we belong to the day,(O) let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate,(P) and the hope of salvation(Q) as a helmet.(R) 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath(S) but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.(T) 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.(U) 11 Therefore encourage one another(V) and build each other up,(W) just as in fact you are doing.
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard(X) among you, who care for you in the Lord(Y) and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.(Z) 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle(AA) and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak,(AB) be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,(AC) but always strive to do what is good for each other(AD) and for everyone else.
23 May God himself, the God of peace,(AL) sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul(AM) and body be kept blameless(AN) at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.(AO) 24 The one who calls(AP) you is faithful,(AQ) and he will do it.(AR)
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.(AV)