1 Thessalonians 4:1-11 NLT

1 Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.

References for 1 Thessalonians 4:1

    • 4:1 - Greek brothers; also in 4:10, 13 .
      2 For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
      3 God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.
      4 Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—

      References for 1 Thessalonians 4:4

        • 4:4 - Or will know how to take a wife for himself; or will learn to live with his own wife; Greek reads will know how to possess his own vessel.
          5 not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.
          6 Never harm or cheat a fellow believer in this matter by violating his wife, for the Lord avenges all such sins, as we have solemnly warned you before.

          References for 1 Thessalonians 4:6

            • 4:6 - Greek Never harm or cheat a brother in this matter.
              7 God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.
              8 Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
              9 But we don’t need to write to you about the importance of loving each other, for God himself has taught you to love one another.

              References for 1 Thessalonians 4:9

                • 4:9 - Greek about brotherly love.
                  10 Indeed, you already show your love for all the believers throughout Macedonia. Even so, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you to love them even more.

                  References for 1 Thessalonians 4:10

                    • 4:10 - Greek the brothers.
                      11 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.