1 Thessalonians 4 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore, brothers, just as you learned from us how you had to live in order to please God, and just as you are living this way now, we ask you - indeed, united with the Lord Yeshua, we urge you - to keep doing so more and more. 1 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.
2 For you know what instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Yeshua. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
3 What God wants is that you be holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality, 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
4 that each of you know how to manage his sexual impulses in a holy and honorable manner, 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,
5 without giving in to lustful desires, like the pagans who don't know God. 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
6 No one should wrong his brother in this matter or take advantage of him, because the Lord punishes all who do such things - as we have explained to you before at length. 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you.
7 For God did not call us to live an unclean life but a holy one. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
8 Therefore, whoever rejects this teaching is rejecting not a man but God, indeed, the One who gives you the Ruach HaKodesh, which is his. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
9 Concerning love for the brothers we do not need to write you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other; 9 Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
10 and you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do it even more. 10 And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.
11 Also, make it your ambition to live quietly, to mind your own business and to earn your living by your own efforts - just as we told you. 11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,
12 Then your daily life will gain the respect of outsiders, and you will not be dependent on anyone. 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
13 Now, brothers, we want you to know the truth about those who have died; otherwise, you might become sad the way other people 13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.
14 do who have nothing to hope for. For since we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, we also believe that in the same way God, through Yeshua, will take with him those who have died. 14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
15 When we say this, we base it on the Lord's own word: we who remain alive when the Lord comes will certainly not take precedence over those who have died. 15 According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with God's shofar; those who died united with the Messiah will be the first to rise; 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 then we who are left still alive will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we will always be with the Lord. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
18 So encourage each other with these words. 18 Therefore encourage each other with these words.