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Thessalonians 1 4

Book of Thessalonians 1 - Chapter 4

Thessalonians 1 4:1

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.

Thessalonians 1 4:2

For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

Thessalonians 1 4:3

For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

Thessalonians 1 4:4

That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Thessalonians 1 4:5

Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

Thessalonians 1 4:6

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.

Thessalonians 1 4:7

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

Thessalonians 1 4:8

He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

Thessalonians 1 4:9

But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

Thessalonians 1 4:10

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;

Thessalonians 1 4:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Thessalonians 1 4:12

That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.

Thessalonians 1 4:13

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.

Thessalonians 1 4:14

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Thessalonians 1 4:15

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.

Thessalonians 1 4:16

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:

Thessalonians 1 4:17

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.

Thessalonians 1 4:18

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.