1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
5 Ye are all the achildren of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should alive together with him.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which alabour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
16 aRejoice evermore.
17 aPray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give athanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 aProve all things; hold fast that which is good.
23 And the very God of peace asanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy akiss.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
¶ The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.*