1Furthermorethen we beseechayou,brethren,andexhort you by the LordJesus, that as ye have receivedofushowyeought to walkand to pleaseGod,so ye would abound more and more.2For ye knowwhatcommandments we gaveyouby the LordJesus.3Forthisis the will of God, even yoursanctification, that ye should abstainfromfornication:4
That every one of you should know how to possesshisvesselinsanctificationandhonour;5Notin the lust of concupiscence,evenas the GentileswhichknownotGod:6
That no man go beyondanddefraudbhisbrotherin any matter:because that the Lord is the avengerofallsuch,aswealso have forewarnedyouandtestified .
He therefore that despiseth ,cdespisethnotman,butGod, who hathalsogivenuntoushisholySpirit.9But as touching brotherly love ye neednot that I write unto you:foryeyourselvesare taught of Godtolove one another.10Andindeed ye doittowardall the brethrenwhich are inallMacedonia:but we beseechyou,brethren, that ye increase more and more;11And that ye study to be quiet , and to do your own business,and to work withyourownhands,as we commandedyou;12That ye may walkhonestlytoward them that are without,and that ye may havelack of nothing.13But I wouldnothaveyou to be ignorant , brethren,concerning them which are asleep , that ye sorrownot,evenasotherswhichhavenohope.14Forif we believethatJesusdiedand rose again , even so them also which sleepinJesuswillGodbringwithhim.15Forthis we say unto youby the word of the Lord,thatwewhich are alive and remainunto the coming of the Lordshallnotpreventd them which are asleep .
16For the Lordhimself shall descendfromheavenwith a shout,with the voice of the archangel,andwith the trump of God:and the deadinChrist shall risefirst:17Thenwewhich are alive and remain shall be caught uptogetherwiththemin the clouds,tomeet the Lordin the air:andso shall weeverbewith the Lord.18Whereforecomforte one anotherwiththesewords.