1 Thessalonians 4
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1As to the rest, then, brothers, we request, and call on you in the Lord Jesus, as you received from us how it is necessary for you to walk and to please God, that you may abound the more, 2for you have known what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus; 3for this is the will of God—your sanctification: that you abstain from the whoredom, 4that each of you know to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5not in the affection of desire, as also the nations that were not knowing God, 6that no one goes beyond and defrauds his brother in the matter, because the LORD [is] an avenger of all these, as we also spoke to you before and testified, 7for God did not call us to uncleanness, but in sanctification. 8He, therefore, who is despising, does not despise man, but God, who also gave His Holy Spirit to us.

9And concerning the brotherly love, you have no need of [my] writing to you, for you yourselves are God-taught to love one another, 10for you do it also to all the brothers who [are] in all Macedonia; and we call on you, brothers, to abound still more, 11and to study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12that you may walk properly to those outside, and may have lack of nothing.

13And I do not wish you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, that you may not sorrow, as also the rest who have no hope, 14for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also God will bring with Him those asleep through Jesus, 15for we say this to you in the word of the LORD, that we who are living—who remain over to the coming of the LORD—may not precede those asleep, 16because the LORD Himself, with a shout, with the voice of a chief-messenger, and with the trumpet of God, will come down from Heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first; 17then we who are living, who are remaining over, will be snatched up together with them in [the] clouds to meet the LORD in [the] air, and so we will always be with the LORD; 18so, then, comfort one another with these words.

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