5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
5:1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.

5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
5:2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

5:3 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.
5:3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5:4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.

5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
5:5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
5:7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

5:8 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.
5:8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
5:10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
5:11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
5:12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.
5:13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].
5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
5:15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

5:16 Rejoice evermore.
5:16 Rejoice always,

5:17 Pray without ceasing.
5:17 pray without ceasing,

5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:19 Do not quench the Spirit.

5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
5:20 Do not despise prophecies.

5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
5:21 Test all things; hold fast what is good.

5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.

5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5:24 Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].
5:24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
5:25 Brethren, pray for us.

5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
5:26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you. Amen. {[The first [epistle] to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]}
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.