5 But concerning athe times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that bthe day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then csudden destruction comes upon them, das labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 eBut you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all fsons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 gTherefore let us not sleep, as others do, but hlet us watch and be 1sober. 7 For ithose who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk jare drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, kputting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For lGod did not appoint us to wrath, mbut to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 nwho died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
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