1 But of the times and the seasons, my brethren, you need not that I write to you;
2 for you truly know that the day of our Lord as a thief in the night so cometh.
3 While they shall be saying, Peace and tranquillity, then unawares will destruction arise against them, as distress upon the child-bearer, and they shall not escape.
4 But you, my brethren, are not in darkness, that that day as a thief should overtake you.
5 For all of you are sons of light, and sons of the day; and are not sons of the night, nor sons of darkness.
6 Sleep we not, therefore, as the rest; but be wakeful and sober.
7 For they who sleep, in the night sleep; and they who are drunken, in the night are drunken.
8 But we who are sons of the day must be wakeful in our minds, and wear the mail-coat of faith and of love, and put on the helmet of the hope of salvation.
9 For Aloha hath not appointed us to wrath, but to the possession of salvation in our Lord Jeshu Meshiha,
10 who died on our behalf, that, whether we wake or sleep, together with him we may live.
11 Wherefore comfort one another, and edify one another, as also you do.
12 BUT I entreat of you, my brethren, to know them who labour among you, and stand before your faces teaching you,
13 that they be esteemed by you in abundant love; and on account of their work be at peace with them.
14 And I entreat of you, my brethren, (to) admonish the offenders, and encourage the little of soul, and bear the burden of the weak, and prolong your spirit toward every man.
15 And beware, lest any of you evil render for evil; but always follow after (those things which are) good (pl.) toward one another, and toward every man.
16 Be joyful always,
17 and pray without ceasing,
18 and in every thing give thanks; for this is the will of Aloha in Jeshu Meshiha concerning you.
19 The Spirit quench not.
20 Prophecy do not despise.
21 Prove every thing, and what is good retain.
22 And from every evil thing flee.
23 But the God of peace himself will sanctify perfectly all of you; and your whole spirit, and your soul, and your body will he keep without fault, to the coming of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.
24 Faithful is he who hath called you, who himself will do it!
25 My brethren, pray for us.
26 Ask the peace of all our brethren, with the holy kiss.
27 I adjure you, by our Lord, that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.
28 The grace of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha be with you. Amen.