1Thessalonians 4

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(1th 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.
(1th 4:2) For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
(1th 4:3) For this is the will of God, {even} your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
(1th 4:4) That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
(1th 4:5) Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
(1th 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.
(1th 4:7) For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
(1th 4:8) He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
(1th 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.
(1th 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;
(1th 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;
(1th 4:12) That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and {that} ye may have lack of nothing.
(1th 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.
(1th 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.
(1th 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.
(1th 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:
(1th 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.
(1th 4:18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
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