The Day of the Lord
Now concerning w the times and the seasons, brothers, x you have no need to have anything written to you.
For you yourselves are fully aware that y the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
While people are saying, "There is peace and security," then z sudden destruction will come upon them a as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
But you b are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
For you are all c children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.
So then d let us not sleep, as others do, but let us e keep awake and f be sober.
For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, g are drunk at night.
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, h having put on the breastplate of i faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
For God has not destined us for j wrath, but k to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
l who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.
1 Thessalonians 4:9
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.
2 Thessalonians 2:2
Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.
But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it! And let the net that he hid ensnare him; let him fall into it - to his destruction!
Luke 17:26 - 30
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
2 Thessalonians 1:9
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.
They will be dismayed: pangs and agony will seize them; they will be in anguish like a woman in labor. They will look aghast at one another; their faces will be aflame.
1 John 2:8
At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
Lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
Romans 13:11 - 13
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.
2 Peter 2:13
Suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you.
He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:10
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 - 14
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
2 Timothy 2:11
The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him.