1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers,
1. Or brothers and sisters; also verses 4, 12, 14, 25, 26, 27
 you have no need to have anything written to you. (Da 2:21; Ac 1:7; 1Th 4:9)2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. (Mt 24:43; Lu 17:24; 2Th 2:2)3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (Ps 35:8; Isa 13:8; Lu 17:26; Lu 21:34; 2Th 1:9)4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. (1Jo 2:8)5 For you are all children
1. Or sons; twice in this verse
 of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. (Lu 16:8)6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (Mt 24:42; Mr 13:36; Ro 13:11; 1Pe 1:13)7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. (Ac 2:15; 2Pe 2:13)8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. (Isa 59:17; Eph 6:14; Eph 6:17; Eph 6:23)9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (1Th 1:10; 2Th 2:13; Heb 10:39)10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. (Ro 14:9; 2Ti 2:11)11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Final Instructions and Benediction
12 We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, (1Co 16:16; 1Co 16:18; Php 2:29; Heb 13:17)13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. (Mr 9:50)14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,