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1 Thessalonians 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Sanctification and Love

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:1 -

Finally then, brothers, we ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us as to how you ought to [fn]walk and please God (just as you actually do [fn]walk), that you excel still more.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:2 - For you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:3 - For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from [fn]sexual immorality;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:4 - that each of you know how to [fn]possess his own [fn]vessel in sanctification and honor,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:5 - not in [fn]lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:6 - and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:7 - For God did not call us to impurity, but [fn]in sanctification.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:8 - Consequently, he who sets this aside is not setting aside man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
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Now concerning love of the brothers, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:10 - for indeed you do practice it toward all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel still more,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:11 - and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:12 - so that you will walk properly toward outsiders and [fn]not be in any need.

The Dead in Christ Will Rise

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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:14 - For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep [fn]in Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:15 - For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive [fn]and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:16 - For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a [fn]shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:17 - Then we who are alive [fn]and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:18 - Therefore comfort one another with these words.
LSB Footnotes
Or conduct yourselves
Or conduct yourselves
Or fornication
Or acquire
Body, wife
Lit passion of lust
In the state or sphere of
Lit have need of nothing
Lit through
Lit who
Or cry of command
Lit who

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