p Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
p making the best use of the time, because q the days are evil.
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what r the will of the Lord is.
And s do not get drunk with wine, for that is t debauchery, but u be filled with the Spirit,
addressing one another in v psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
w giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father x in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
y submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them".
Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat.
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.
1 Corinthians 5:11
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler - not even to eat with such a one.
If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.
1 Peter 4:4
With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you.
For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
1 Corinthians 14:26
What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1 Thessalonians 1:2
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.