1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the a of the Lord so cometh as a b in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and a; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not b.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in a, that that b should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the a of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not a, as do others; but let us b and be c.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be a, putting on the b of c and love; and for an helmet, the d of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to a, but to obtain b by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should a together with him.
11 Wherefore a yourselves together, and b one another, even as also ye do.
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which a among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13 And to a them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at b among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, a them that are b, c the d, e the f, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none a b for evil unto any c; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 a evermore.
17 a without ceasing.
18 In every thing give a: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 a not the b.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 a all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 a from all b of c.
23 And the very God of peace a you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us.
26 Greet all the brethren with an holy a.
27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
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