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1 Thessalonians 4

KJV 1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound 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. KJV 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. NIV 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. KJV 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: NIV 3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; KJV 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; NIV 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, KJV 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: NIV 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; KJV 6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 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. KJV 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. NIV 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. KJV 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. 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. KJV 9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of 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. KJV 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase 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, KJV 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded 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, KJV 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. NIV 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. KJV 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which 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. KJV 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 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. KJV 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are 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. KJV 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall 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. KJV 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever 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. KJV 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words. NIV 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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