1 Thessalonians 4 ©
1 Paul exhorteth the Thessalonians to proceed in their endeavours to please God by a holy and just conversation. 9 He commendeth their love to one another, entreating them to abound in it, 11 and quietly to follow their respective callings. 13 And that they might not sorrow for the dead, as men without hope, he briefly describeth the resurrection of the just, and Christ's second coming.
FURTHERMORE then awe 1beseech you, brethren, and 2exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that bas ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, cso ye would abound more and more.
gNot in the lust of *concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
nBut as touching obrotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are ptaught of God to love one another.
For this we say unto you aby the word of the Lord, that bwe which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not *prevent them which are asleep.
Then we fwhich are alive and remain gshall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so hshall we ever be with the Lord.