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1 Thessalonians 4 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Sanctification and Love

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:1 - Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction 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 [fn]by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:3 - For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, 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 has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but [fn]in sanctification.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:8 - So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:9 - Now as to the love of the brethren, 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 brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, 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 [fn]behave properly toward outsiders and [fn]not be in any need.

Those Who Died in Christ

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:13 - But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, 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.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, conduct yourselves
Literally: through the Lord
Or, fornication
Or, acquire
I.e. body; or wife
Literally: passion of lust
I.e. in the state or sphere of
Literally: walk
Literally: have need of nothing
Literally: through
Literally: who
Or, cry of command
Literally: who

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