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But of the times and the seasons, brethren, yee haue no need that I write vnto you.
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For your selues knowe perfectly that the day of the Lord so commeth as a thiefe in the night.
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For when they shal say, Peace and safety: then sudden destructio commeth vpon them, as trauaile vpon a woman with childe, and they shall not escape.
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But ye, brethren, are not in darkenesse, that that day should ouertake you as a thiefe.
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Yee are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkenesse.
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Therefore let vs not sleepe, as doe others: but let vs watch and be sober.
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For they that sleepe, sleepe in the night, and they that bee drunken, are drunken in the night.
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But let vs who are of the day, bee sober, putting on the brestplate of faith and loue, and for an helmet, the hope of saluation.
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For God hath not appointed vs to wrath: but to obtaine saluation by our Lord Iesus Christ,
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Who died for vs, that whether we wake or sleepe, we should liue together with him.
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Wherefore, comfort your selues together, and edifie one another, euen as also ye doe.
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And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are ouer you in the Lord, and admonish you:
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And to esteeme them very highly in loue for their workes sake, and be at peace among your selues.
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Now we exhort you, brethren, warne them that are vnruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weake, be patient toward all men.
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See that none render euill for euill vnto any man: but euer follow that which is good, both among your selues and to all men.
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Reioyce euermore:
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Pray without ceasing:
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In euery thing giue thankes: for this is the will of God in Christ Iesus concerning you.
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Quench not the spirit:
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Despise not prophecyings:
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Proue all things: hold fast that which is good.
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Abstaine from all appearance of euill.
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And the very God of peace sanctifie you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit, and soule, and body be preserued blamelesse vnto the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ.
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Faithfull is hee that calleth you, who also will doe it.
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Brethren, pray for vs.
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Greete all the brethren with an holy kisse.
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I charge you by the Lord, that this Epistle bee read vnto all the holy brethren.
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The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with you, Amen.The first Epistle vnto the Thessalonians, was written from Athens.