But 1we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, aboutthose who 2are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do 3the rest who have4nohope.
For if we believe that Jesusdied and roseagain, 5evensoGod will bring with Him 6those who have fallenasleepain Jesus.
For this we say to you 7by the word of the Lord, that 8we who are aliveband remainuntil9the coming of the Lord, will not precede10those who have fallenasleep.
For the Lord11Himself12will descend from heaven with a c13shout, with the voice of 14the archangel and with the 15trumpet of God, and 16the dead in Christ will risefirst.
17Then17we who are alivedand remain will be 18caught up together with them 19in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always20be with the Lord.
18Thereforecomfortoneanother with thesewords.