1 Thessalonians 5

Lay Bible

1. But concerning those times and those seasons, you have no need that I write you .
2. For you yourselves perfectly know, that the day of the Lord is as a thief in the night; in this manner shall it come.
3. For when they say ‘peace’ and ‘security’, at that same time, unexpected destruction shall come upon them, just as childbirth throes in the belly of her that is pregnant with child; and there is no way of escape at all for them.
4. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day [should] come upon you as a thief.
5. Ye are sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
6. Therefore, now, let us not sleep as others who remain, but let us be watchful and sober.
7. For those that sleep, they sleep at night; and those who are drunk, they are drunk at night.
8. But we are of the day, so be sober; put ye on the breast-armour of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of deliverance .
9. For you are not set by God for wrath, but to obtain deliverance through him [who is], our Lord Jesus Christ.
10. He [who] died for us, so that whether we are awake or we are asleep, we should at the same time be together with him, alive.
11. Wherefore, comfort one another, and build up each one, the other just as indeed ye do.
12. But we ask you, brethren, that ye know those who tirelessly labour among you, and are set over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13. And those who have rule over you, highly esteem exceedingly with love for the work they do. Be peaceful among yourselves.
14. Moreover, we exhort you brethren, caution those that are out of line, encourage those that are short-spirited, uphold those that are weak, be patient in spirit towards everyone.
15. See to it that no one repays one evil with another evil, but rather always eagerly seek what is good indeed to one another, and to everyone.
16. Always rejoice .
17. Pray your prayers without ceasing.
18. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19. The Spirit, quench ye not.
20. Prophecies, despise ye not.
21. Prove ye everything. That which is excellent, hold unto.
22. From all form of evil, keep away.
23. And he himself who is the only God of peace, make you perfectly holy, and complete in the entirety in your heritage, so that the spirit, and the soul, and the body, may be blamelessly maintained at the coming of him who is our Lord Christ.
24. Faithful is he who calls you, he also will do it.
25. Brethren, pray ye for us.
26. Greet ye all the brethren with a holy kiss.
27. I charge you in the Lord, read this epistle to all the holy brethren.
28. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Started translation 9:00 am 5th January, 2017, Completed 12:32 pm 7th January, 2017.

1 Thessalonians 5

1 Thessalonians 3

1. When wherefore, we could no more bear it, we thought it proper to stay behind at Athens and wait.
2. And we sent Timotheos, our brother and servant of God, and our co-worker in the proclamation of the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith.
3. So that no one is shaken because of these persecutions , for ye yourselves know that for these we are set.
4. For indeed, when we were with you, we told you, foretelling to you beforehand, about the oppositions, and so it has come to pass, even as you see.
5. For this reason, when I could no longer bear it, I sent to know about your faith, lest perhaps, you have been tempted by the tempter, and all our suffering would be to no avail .
6. However, now, Timotheos has returned to us from you, and brought good news about you to us, of your faith, and your love, and also that you have good remembrance of us at all times, longing to see us, just as we also for you.
7. It is for these that were encouraged, brethren, over you, in all our sufferings, and it is necessary for us, because of your faith.
8. Because now we live, if you keep standing steadfast in the Lord.
9. For this, we are able to give thanks to God concerning that which he has rendered to you, for all the joy with which we rejoiced because of you, before our God.
10. Night and day, praying much exceedingly, that we see you, and to face you, and complete those things which are lacking in that faith of yours.
11. And our God himself, who is also our Father, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.
12. And the Lord make you superabundant beyond measure in love to one another, and to everyone, even as we also [have] towards you.
13. So that he might establish your hearts, blameless in holiness before God, and our Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus, with all those he made holy by himself, Amen.

Started translation 15:46 pm 31st December 2016, Completed 23:53 pm 1st January, 2017.

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1 Thessalonians 3

1Thessalonians 4

Lay Bible

1. Beside these, therefore, brethren, we ask you and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, just as ye have received from us how you should walk and please God, even so walk, so that ye will abound more and more.
2. For ye know the instructions we gave to you, through the Lord Jesus.
3. For this is the will of God, that ye be sanctified; that ye abstain from fornication .
4. See to it that each of you by himself, has self-control over his own vessel in holiness and honour.
5. Not in lustful passion, just as those Gentiles that do not know the only God,
6. None of you should go beyond what is right and covet that which is his brother’s own, because the Lord is the avenger of every such thing, even as we said before to you, and constantly testified.
7. For we are not called by God to uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8. Wherefore then, whoever rejects this, does not reject man, but God; who is the one that gave us the Spirit of himself, the Holy One , and also [gave] to you.
9. But concerning love of a brother [or a sister] , it is not necessary I write to you, for ye yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
10. For indeed, you do so already yourselves towards all the brethren who are within and throughout all Makedonia. And we exhort you, brethren, do so exceedingly more and more.
11. And be valuable friends, live quietly, and do your own business, and work with your hands, just as you have been enjoined to do [by us].
12. So that ye may walk becomingly towards those that are outside, and none of you be in need.
13. I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those that have slept, so that ye do not grieve as the rest of them who are not having hope.
14. For if you believe that Jesus died and rose [again], in like manner also, God shall make those who are asleep, to be taken with himself, through Jesus.
15. For this, we speak to you the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain at the coming of the Lord, will not go before those who are asleep.
16. For the Lord himself with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God shall descend from heaven, and those who are dead in Christ shall rise first.
17. Thereafter, we who are alive, and who remain, shall together with them at the same time with himself, be snatched up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the atmosphere , and thus shall we always be with the Lord.
18. So speak comfortably with one another with these words of his.

Started translation 18:51 pm 4th January, 2017, Completed 03:04 am 5th January, 2017.

1Thessalonians 4