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1 Thessalonians 4:4-14 (New American Standard)

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4 that 1each of you know how to apossess his own b2vessel in sanctification and 3honor, 5 not in c4lustful passion, like the Gentiles who 5do not know God; 6 and that no man transgress and 6defraud his brother 7in the matter because 8the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also 9told you before and solemnly warned you. 7 For 10God has not called us for 11the purpose of impurity, but din sanctification. 8 So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who 12gives His Holy Spirit to you. 9 Now as to the 13love of the brethren, you 14have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are 15taught by God to love one another; 10 for indeed 16you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to 17excel still more, 11 and to make it your ambition 18to lead a quiet life and 19attend to your own business and 20work with your hands, just as we commanded you, 12 so that you will e21behave properly toward 22outsiders and f23not be in any need.

Those Who Died in Christ

13 But 24we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who 25are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do 26the rest who have 27no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, 28even so God will bring with Him 29those who have fallen asleep gin Jesus.
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