5 But concerning the times and the seasons brethren,—ye have no need that unto you anything be written;
2 For ye yourselves perfectly well know—That the day of the Lord as a thief in the night so cometh;
3 As soon as they begin to say—Peace! and safety! Then suddenly upon them cometh destruction,—Just as the birth-throe unto her that is with child,—And in nowise shall they escape.
4 But ye brethren are not in darkness that the day upon you as upon thieves should lay hold;
5 For all ye are sons of light and sons of day,—We are not of night nor of darkness:
6 Hence then let us not be sleeping as the rest, But let us watch and be sober:—
7 For they that sleep by night do sleep, And they that drink by night do drink:—
8 But we being of the day let us be sober,—Putting on a breastplate of faith and love, And for helmet the hope of salvation.
9 Because God did not appoint us unto anger, But unto acquiring salvation through our Lord Jesus [Christ]:—
10 Who died for us in order that Whether we be watching or sleeping Together with him we should live.
11 Wherefore be consoling one another, and building up each the other,—Even as ye are also doing.
12 Now we request you, brethren,—To know them who are toiling among you and presiding over you in the Lord, and admonishing you;
13 And to hold them in very high esteem, in love, for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
14 But we exhort you, brethren—Admonish the disorderly, Soothe them of little soul, Help the weak, Be longsuffering towards all:
15 See that none evil for evil unto any do render; But evermore what is good be pursuing towards one another and towards all:
16 Evermore rejoice,
17 Unceasingly pray,
18 In everything give thanks,—For this is a thing willed of God in Christ Jesus towards you:
19 The Spirit do not quench,
20 Prophesyings do not despise,
21 [But] all things put to the proof—What is comely hold ye fast:
22 From every form of wickedness abstain.
23 But the God of peace himself hallow you completely, And entire might your spirit and soul and body,—[So as to be] unblameable in the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ,—Be preserved!
24 Faithful is he that is calling you,—Who also will perform.
25 Brethren! be praying for us [also].
26 Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.
27 I adjure you by the Lord that the letter be read unto all the brethren!
28 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.