The King James Version Bible

1 Thessalonians 5:6-20

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

  5. Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

  6. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

  7. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

  8. And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

  9. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

  10. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

  11. Rejoice evermore.

  12. Pray without ceasing.

  13. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

  14. Quench not the Spirit.

  15. Despise not prophesyings.