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1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

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5:4 But you, brothers and sisters, 1  are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would. 5:5 For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness. 5:6 So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober. 5:7 For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 5:8 But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate 2  of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. 3 

1 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:4.

2 sn An allusion to Isa 59:17.

3 tn Grk “hope of salvation” (“a helmet…for salvation” is an allusion to Isa 59:17).



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