that 1each of you knowhow to apossess his ownb2vessel in sanctification and 3honor,
not in c4lustfulpassion, like the Gentiles who 5do not knowGod;
and that no man transgress and 6defraud his brother7in the matterbecause8the Lord is the avenger in allthesethings, just as we also9told you before and solemnlywarned you.
For 10God has not called us for 11the purpose of impurity, but din sanctification.
8So, he who rejects this is not rejectingman but the God who 12gives His HolySpirit to you.
9Now as to the 13love of the brethren, you 14havenoneed for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are 15taught by God to loveoneanother;
for indeed16you do practice it towardall the brethrenwho are in allMacedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to 17excelstillmore,
and to make it your ambition18to lead a quietlife and 19attend to your own business and 20work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
12so that you will e21behaveproperlytoward22outsiders and f23not be in anyneed.
But 24we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, aboutthose who 25are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do 26the rest who have27nohope.
For if we believe that Jesusdied and roseagain, 28evensoGod will bring with Him 29those who have fallenasleepgin Jesus.