1: But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you. 2: For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. 3: For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape. 4: But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief. 5: You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don't belong to the night, nor to darkness, 6: so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober. 7: For those who sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night. 8: But let us, since we belong to the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation. 9: For God didn't appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10: who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11: Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do. 12: But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, 13: and to respect and honor them in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 14: We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all. 15: See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all. 16: Rejoice always. 17: Pray without ceasing. 18: In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you. 19: Don't quench the Spirit. 20: Don't despise prophesies. 21: Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good. 22: Abstain from every form of evil. 23: May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24: He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it. 25: Brothers, pray for us. 26: Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. 27: I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers. 28: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.