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1 Thessalonians 4

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. NIV 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. NLT 2 For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. NIV 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. NLT 3 God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. NIV 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; NLT 4 Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— NIV 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, NLT 5 not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways. NIV 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 7 God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives. NIV 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. NLT 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. NIV 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 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. NIV 10 And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more. NLT 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. NIV 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, NLT 12 Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. NIV 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. NLT 13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. NIV 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. NLT 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. NIV 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. NLT 15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. NIV 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. NLT 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. NIV 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. NLT 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. NIV 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. NLT 18 So encourage each other with these words. NIV 18 Therefore encourage each other with these words.