THE FIRST EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Saints exhorted to be holy, sanctify themselves, and love one another—The Lord shall come and the dead shall rise.
then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you
by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have areceived
of us how ye ought to bwalk
and to cplease
ye would dabound
more and more.
For ye know what commandments awe
gave you by the Lord Jesus.
That no man ago
beyond and defraud his brother in bany
matter: because that the Lord is
of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
For God hath not called us unto auncleanness
, but unto holiness.
But as touching abrotherly
love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are btaught
of God to clove
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;
And that ye astudy
to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to bwork
with your own chands
, as we commanded you;
That ye may walk ahonestly
toward them that are without, and that
ye may have lack of nothing.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye asorrow
not, even as others which have no bhope
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which asleep
in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, athat bwe
which are alive and
remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not cprevent
them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall adescend
from heaven with ba
shout, with the voice of the carchangel
, and with the dtrump
of God: and the dead in Christ shall erise
we which are alive and
remain shall be bcaught
up together with them in the clouds, to meet the cLord
in the dair
: and so shall we eever
be with the fLord
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.