1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, yee haue no need that I write vnto you.
2 For your selues knowe perfectly that the day of the Lord so commeth as a thiefe in the night.
3 For when they shal say, Peace and safety: then sudden destructiō commeth vpon them, as trauaile vpon a woman with childe, and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkenesse, that that day should ouertake you as a thiefe.
5 Yee are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkenesse.
6 Therefore let vs not sleepe, as doe others: but let vs watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleepe, sleepe in the night, and they that bee drunken, are drunken in the night.
8 But let vs who are of the day, bee sober, putting on the brestplate of faith and loue, and for an helmet, the hope of saluation.
9 For God hath not appointed vs to wrath: but to obtaine saluation by our Lord Iesus Christ,
10 Who died for vs, that whether we wake or sleepe, we should liue together with him.
11 Wherefore, comfort your selues together, and edifie one another, euen as also ye doe.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are ouer you in the Lord, and admonish you:
13 And to esteeme them very highly in loue for their workes sake, and be at peace among your selues.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warne them that are vnruly, comfort the feeble minded, support the weake, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render euill for euill vnto any man: but euer follow that which is good, both among your selues and to all men.
16 Reioyce euermore:
17 Pray without ceasing:
18 In euery thing giue thankes: for this is the will of God in Christ Iesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the spirit:
20 Despise not prophecyings:
21 Proue all things: hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstaine from all appearance of euill.
23 And the very God of peace sanctifie you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit, and soule, and body be preserued blamelesse vnto the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ.
24 Faithfull is hee that calleth you, who also will doe it.
25 Brethren, pray for vs.
26 Greete all the brethren with an holy kisse.
27 I charge you by the Lord, that this Epistle bee read vnto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with you, Amen. The first Epistle vnto the Thessalonians, was written from Athens.