1 Thessalonians 5:12-20 The Passion Translation (TPT)
12 Dear brothers and sisters, make sure that you show your deep appreciation for those who cherish you and diligently work as ministers among you. For they are your leaders who care for you, teach you, and stand before the Lord on your behalf. 13 They value you with great love. Because of their service to you, let peace reign among yourselves.[a]
14 We appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not in their place of battle.[b] Be skilled at gently encouraging those who feel themselves inadequate.[c] Be faithful to stand your ground. Help the weak to stand again. Be quick to demonstrate patience with everyone. 15 Resist revenge, and make sure that no one pays back evil in place of evil but always pursue doing what is beautiful to one another and to all the unbelievers.
19 Never restrain or put out the fire of the Holy Spirit. 20 And don’t be one who scorns prophecies,[f]