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and more ; 11. And that ye study to be quier, and to do 9 your own business, and to work with your own hards (as we commanded you) 12. That ye. may walk honestly toward them that are ' without, and that ye may have lack of * nothing [Or, no man]. 13. But i would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are afleep, that ye s forrow not, even as others which have no hope, 14. For u if we believe that Jesus died, and rofe again, even fo a them also which heep in Jesus, will God bring with him. 15. For this we fay unto you o by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord, Thall not prevent them which are asleep. 16. For d the Lord himself fhall descend from heaven with a fhout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the į trump of God: and the f dead in Christ shall rise first: 17. Then 8 we, which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them h in the clouds, to meet the Lord

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in the air : - and so fhall we i ever be with the Lord. 18. * Wherefore * comfort [Or, exhort] one another with these Words.

CH A P. V. DUT of the a times and the seasons, brethren, ye have D no need that I write unto you. 2. For your selves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a hief in the night. 3. For when they shall say, Peace ind safety ; then a sudden destruction cometh upon them, s travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not Icape. 4. But ye brethren, e are not in darkness, that hat day should overtake you as a thief. 5. Ye are all he children of light, and the children of the day : ve are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6. Therefore et us not s sleep as do others; but let us watch and e lober. 7. For i they that sleep, sleep in the night; nd they that be drunken, k are drunken in the night. 8. lut let us who are of the day, be sober, ' putting on he breast-plate of faith and love, and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9. For God hath not appointed us R4


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mi to wrath ; but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10. Who " died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11. Wherefore • * comfort [Or, exhort] your selves together, and edifie one another, even as allo ye do. 12. And we beseech you, brethren, P to know them which labour among you, and are over you 'in the Lord, and admonish you ; 13. And to esteem them very highly in love for their works fake. And be at 9 peace among your selyes, 14. Now we * exhort [Or, befcech] you, brethren, warn them that are * unruly [Or, disorderly], s comfort the feeble-minded, u support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15. See that none a render evil for evil unto a. ny man: but ever follow that which is good, both b among your selves, and to all men. 16. C Rejoice evermore. 19. - Pray without ceasing. 18. In every thing F give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ le fus concerning you. 19. f Quench (1) not the Spirit.

20. De m 1 Thes, 1. 10. t 1 Per. 11 + Rom. 15.1. + Gal. 6.1, 2. 2.8. t Jude ver. 4. See on Rom. See on Rom. 14. 1. 9. 22.

15. a Prov. 20. 22. of Prov. 10. n † Rom. 14 8, 9. + Cor. 24. 29: Rom. 12. 17., + 1 Cor. 5 15. See on Rom. 6 il.

56.7. fi Per 3. 9. See on Mat. 11.' '. Thef. 4. 18. . 5. 39.

12. P + 1 Cor. 16. 18., Heb. of Gal. 6. 10. See on 1 Thef. 13 7,17. See on Phil. 2.29. hrill, 2.29.

3. 12. 13. 9 See on Mar. 9. 5o. :; 16. c† Phil. 4. 4. See on Rom.

14." + 2 Thef. 3. II, 12 We 10 12. 12. and on Acts 5.41. hear that there are some which in. d Eph. 6. 18. + Col.4.2. walk among you diforderly, work. See on Luk. 18. 1. . ing not at all, but are busie-bodies. 18. et Eph. 5. 20. ; Col. 3.172 Now them that are fuch, we come. See on Rom. 1. 8. . mandand eschort by our Lord Jesus is. 19. f + See 1 Cor. 14. 30. If a Christ, that with muietnif; they ny thing be revealed to another that work and cat their own Bread.' fitreth by, let, the fort hold bis

S lleb. 12 12. Eft up the Peace. t 2 Tim. 1. 6. See on Hands which hang down), and, the Eph. 4. 30. feble Kilces.''

(1) The hoiy Spirit is quenched by Strife and Contention; by refil: in his ordinary Morions, his gracious Influences, upon our Minds; by neglckling to improve his Gifts of any kind ; and in general, by living a careless or wicked Life. Some injudicious People have fancied, that the holy Spirit is quenchid by using a Form in our Prayers; but to omit 0: ther Arguments, their mistake is manifeft, because our Lord not only tauglit his Difciples a Tom, but ufed Forins himself. See the Nore on Alar. O.S I will add, that he who does nor use a form, and he who

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P of the Thessalonians,'t in God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Chrift. 2. ¢ Grace unto you, and peace fron God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Chrift. 3. We are bound to : thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, ano the é chari:y of every one of you all towards each other aboundeth; 4. So that we our felves f glory in your

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