2 For ye your selues knowe perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall come, euen as a thiefe in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace, and safetie, then shall come vpon them sudden destruction, as the trauaile vpon a woman with childe, and they shall not escape,
5 Yee are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, neither of darkenesse.
8 But let vs which are of the day, be sober, putting on the brest plate of faith and loue, and of the hope of saluation for an helmet.
9 For God hath not appointed vs vnto wrath, but to obtaine saluation by the meanes of our Lord Iesus Christ,
12 Nowe we beseeche you, brethren, that ye acknowledge them, which labour among you, and are ouer you in the Lord, and admonish you,
14 We desire you, brethren, admonish them that are out of order: comfort ye feeble minded: beare with the weake: be pacient toward all men.
15 See that none recompense euil for euil vnto any man: but euer follow that which is good, both toward your selues, and toward all men.
23 Nowe the very God of peace sanctifie you throughout: and I pray God that your whole spirite and soule and body, may be kept blamelesse vnto the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ.
28 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with you, Amen. <The first Epistle vnto the Thessalonians written from Athens.>