The King James Version Bible

1 Thessalonians 5:2-8

  1. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

  2. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

  3. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

  4. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

  5. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

  6. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

  7. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.