For this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Do not let your (A)prophets who are in your midst or your diviners (B)deceive you, and do not listen to their interpretations of (C)your dreams which you dream.

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10 and to another the [a]effecting of [b](A)miracles, and to another (B)prophecy, and to another the [c](C)distinguishing of spirits, to another various (D)kinds of tongues, and to another the (E)interpretation of tongues.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Lit effects
  2. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Or works of power
  3. 1 Corinthians 12:10 Lit distinguishings

20 do not utterly reject [a](A)prophecies, 21 but (B)examine everything; (C)hold firmly to that which is good, 22 abstain from every [b]form of evil.

23 Now (D)may the God of peace (E)Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your (F)spirit and soul and body be kept complete, (G)without blame at (H)the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 (I)Faithful is He who (J)calls you, and He also will do it.

25 Brothers and sisters, (K)pray for us[c].

26 (L)Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss. 27 I put you under oath by the Lord to (M)have this letter read to all the (N)brothers and sisters.

28 (O)May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Or prophetic gifts
  2. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Or appearance
  3. 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Two early mss add also

that you not be quickly shaken from your [a]composure or be disturbed either by a (A)spirit, or a [b](B)message, or a (C)letter as if from us, to the effect that (D)the day of the Lord (E)has come.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Lit mind
  2. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 Lit word