"but test everything; hold fast what is good, "
1 Thessalonians 5:1 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you.
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 When people say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:4 But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:7 For those who sleep sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But, since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:10 who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:12 But we beseech you, brethren, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
1 Thessalonians 5:13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always,
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray constantly,
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit,
1 Thessalonians 5:20 do not despise prophesying,
1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything; hold fast what is good,
1 Thessalonians 5:22 abstain from every form of evil.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
1 Thessalonians 5:27 I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brethren.
1 Thessalonians 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.