1 Thessalonians 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 ato please God, so ye would abound more and more. 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is bthe will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4 cThat every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles dwhich know not God: 6 eThat 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. 7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, fbut unto holiness. 8 gHe therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, hwho hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for jye yourselves are taught of God ito love one another. 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; 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; 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, keven as others which have no hope. 14 For lif we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you mby 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. 16 For nthe 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: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them oin the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so pshall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

 
Cross Ref
1aCol 1:10
3bRom 12:2
Eph 5:17
4cRom 6:19
5dEph 2:12
Gal 4:8
6eLev 19:11
7fLev 11:44
8gLuk 10:16
h1 Joh 3:24
9iJoh 13:34
jJoh 6:45
Jer 31:34
13kLev 19:28
Deu 14:1-2
2 Sam 12:20
14l1 Cor 15:13
15m1 Kin 13:17
16nAct 1:11
Mat 24:30
17oAct 1:9
Rev 11:12
pJoh 12:26
Rev 21:3-4