The New King James Version

1 Thessalonians 5:12–27

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Various Exhortations

12 And we urge you, brethren, oto recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and 4admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. pBe at peace among yourselves.

14 Now we 5exhort you, brethren, qwarn those who are 6unruly, rcomfort the fainthearted, suphold the weak, tbe patient with all. 15 uSee that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always vpursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

16 wRejoice always, 17 xpray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

19 yDo not quench the Spirit. 20 zDo not despise prophecies. 21 aTest all things; bhold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Blessing and Admonition

23 Now may cthe God of peace Himself dsanctify 7you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body ebe preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is ffaithful, who also will gdo it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord that this 8epistle be read to all the 9holy brethren.

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