1 Thessalonians 4:13-16

Believers Who Have Died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
14 For 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 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until 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 loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Cross References 11

  • 1. S Romans 11:25
  • 2. S Matthew 9:24
  • 3. Ephesians 2:12
  • 4. Romans 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 2 Corinthians 5:15
  • 5. 1 Corinthians 15:18
  • 6. S 1 Corinthians 1:7
  • 7. 1 Corinthians 15:52
  • 8. S Matthew 16:27
  • 9. Jude 9
  • 10. S Matthew 24:31
  • 11. 1 Corinthians 15:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; Revelation 14:13
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