5:1 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you.
5:1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you.

5:2 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
5:2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

5:3 When people say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
5:3 When they say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape!

5:4 But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
5:4 But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief;

5:5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.
5:5 for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.

5:6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
5:6 So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober;

5:7 For those who sleep sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
5:7 for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night.

5:8 But, since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
5:8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:9 For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

5:10 who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.
5:10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him.

5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.

5:12 But we beseech you, brethren, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
5:12 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you;

5:13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
5:13 esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

5:14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
5:14 And we urge you, beloved to admonish the idlers, encourage the faint hearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them.

5:15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.
5:15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all.

5:16 Rejoice always,
5:16 Rejoice always,

5:17 pray constantly,
5:17 pray without ceasing,

5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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

5:20 do not despise prophesying,
5:20 Do not despise the words of prophets,

5:21 but test everything; hold fast what is good,
5:21 but test everything; hold fast to what is good;

5:22 abstain from every form of evil.
5:22 abstain from every form of evil.

5:23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5:23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5:24 He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
5:24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

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

5:26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
5:26 Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.

5:27 I adjure you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the brethren.
5:27 I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all of them.

5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.