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.
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