1 Thessalonians 4

1 Therefore furthermore brethren, we request and are encouraging you* in the Lord Jesus, just, as you* received from us how you* ought to walk and to please God, in order that you* might abound even more. 2 For* you* know what commands we gave you* through the Lord Jesus. 3 For* this is the will of God, your, your* holiness, for you* to abstain from fornication; 4 for each of you* to know how to procure his own vessel in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust, just, as also the Gentiles who do not know God, 6 and not to go beyond limits and takes, advantage of his brother in the matter, because the Lord is an avenger concerning all these things, just, as we have also spoken to you* beforehand and thoroughly testified. 7 For* God did not call us in uncleanness, but in holiness. 8 Therefore, the one who is rejecting this is not rejecting man, but God, who also gives his Holy Spirit to you*.

9 Now concerning brotherly, love, you* have no need for someone to write to you*; for* you* yourselves are taught by God, *that* you* should love* one another; 10 for* you* are also practicing it toward all the brethren who are in the whole of Macedonia. But brethren, we encourage you*, that you* abound even more, 11 and that you* make it your, your* aim to be living quiet lives and to do your, your* own things, and to work with your, your* own hands (just-as we commanded you*), 12 in order that you* may walk decently toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.



{1Th 4: 13-17, 2Th 1: 7-10}

13 But brethren, we do not wish you* to be ignorant concerning those who have fallen, asleep; in order that you* may not be sorrowful like the rest who have no hope. 14 For* if we believe that Jesus died and rose* up again, so those who have fallen, asleep through Jesus, God will also be bringing* together with him. 15 For* this we are saying to you* in the word of the Lord, that we, the living, who are leaving at the presence of the Lord, may never* attain heaven before those who have fallen, asleep. 16 Because the Lord himself will be coming down from heaven, in a commanding yell, in the voice of the archangel and at the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be rising* up first; 17 thereafter we, the living, who are leaving, will be taken away at the same time together with them in the clouds, to the encounter of the Lord in the air, and so we will always be together with the Lord. 18 So, then, encourage one another in these words.



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