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1 Thessalonians 4 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:1 - Finally, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as you are doing, you do so more and more.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:2 - For you know what instructions 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 unchastity;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:4 - that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:5 - not in the passion of lust like heathen who do not know God;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:6 - that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we solemnly forewarned you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:7 - For God has not called us for uncleanness, but in holiness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:8 - Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:9 - But concerning love of the brethren you have no need to have any one write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:10 - and indeed you do love all the brethren throughout Macedo'nia. But we exhort you, brethren, to do so more and more,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:11 - to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:12 - so that you may command the respect of outsiders, and be dependent on nobody.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:13 - But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:14 - For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:15 - For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:16 - For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the archangel's call, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:17 - then we who are alive, who are left, shall 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.

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