not in a1lustfulpassion, like the Gentiles who 2do not knowGod;
and that no man transgress and 3defraud his brother4in the matterbecause5the Lord is the avenger in allthesethings, just as we also6told you before and solemnlywarned you.
For 7God has not called us for 8the purpose of impurity, but bin sanctification.
8So, he who rejects this is not rejectingman but the God who 9gives His HolySpirit to you.
9Now as to the 10love of the brethren, you 11havenoneed for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are 12taught by God to loveoneanother;
for indeed13you do practice it towardall the brethrenwho are in allMacedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to 14excelstillmore,
and to make it your ambition15to lead a quietlife and 16attend to your own business and 17work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
12so that you will c18behaveproperlytoward19outsiders and d20not be in anyneed.
But 21we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, aboutthose who 22are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do 23the rest who have24nohope.
For if we believe that Jesusdied and roseagain, 25evensoGod will bring with Him 26those who have fallenasleepein Jesus.
For this we say to you 27by the word of the Lord, that 28we who are alivefand remainuntil29the coming of the Lord, will not precede30those who have fallenasleep.