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1 Thessalonians 4

ESV 1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. NIV 1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, 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. ESV 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. NIV 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. ESV 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification:that you abstain from sexual immorality; NIV 3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; ESV 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, NIV 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, ESV 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; NIV 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; ESV 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. NIV 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. ESV 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. NIV 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. ESV 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. NIV 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit. ESV 9 Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, NIV 9 Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. ESV 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, NIV 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, ESV 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, NIV 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, ESV 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. NIV 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. ESV 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. NIV 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. ESV 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. NIV 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. ESV 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. NIV 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. ESV 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 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. ESV 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 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. ESV 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words. NIV 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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