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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Final Exhortations, Greetings, and Benediction

12 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13 esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, beloved,[b] to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise the words of prophets,[c] 21 but test everything; hold fast to what is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.

23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound[d] and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

25 Beloved,[e] pray for us.

26 Greet all the brothers and sisters[f] with a holy kiss. 27 I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all of them.[g]

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.[h]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 Gk brothers
  2. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Gk brothers
  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Gk despise prophecies
  4. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Or complete
  5. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Gk Brothers
  6. 1 Thessalonians 5:26 Gk brothers
  7. 1 Thessalonians 5:27 Gk to all the brothers
  8. 1 Thessalonians 5:28 Other ancient authorities add Amen
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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