Modern Literal Version
[1 Thessalonians 4]

     4:1 Therefore furthermore brethren, we request and are encouraging you* in the Lord Jesus, just-as you* received from us how it is essential for you* to walk and to please God, in order that you* might abound even more. 4:2 For* you* know what commands we gave you* through the Lord Jesus. 4:3 For* this is the will of God, your* holiness, for you* to abstain from fornication; 4:4foreach of you* to know how to procure his own vessel in holiness and honor, 4:5 not in the passion of lust, just-as also the Gentiles who do not know God, 4:6and not to go-beyond limits and take-advantage of his brother in the matter, because the Lord is an avenger concerning all these things, just-as we also foretold to you* and thoroughly testified. 4:7 For* God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. 4:8 Therefore, the one who is rejecting this is not rejecting man, but God, who also gave his Holy Spirit to you*.

     4:9 Now concerning brotherly-love, you* have no need for someone to write to you*; for* you*yourselves are taught by God, *that* you* should love* one another; 4:10 for* you* are also practicing it toward all the brethren who are in the whole of Macedonia. But brethren, we encourage you*, that you* abound even more, 4:11 and that you* make it your aim to be living quietlives and to do* your* own things, and to work with your* own hands (just-as we commanded you*), 4:12 in order that you* may walk decently toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing.

     {1Th 4:13-17 & Mat 24:27, 24:29-31 & Mar 13:24-37 & Luk 21:25-28 & Acts 1:11 & 2Th 1:7-9 & 1Co 15:51-15:58 & Rev 1:7 Second Coming.}

     4:13 But brethren, we do not wish you* to be ignorant concerning those who have fallen-asleep; in order that you* may not be sorrowful like the rest who have no hope. 4:14 For* if we believe that Jesus died and rose* up again, so those who fell-asleep through Jesus, God will also be bringing*together with him. 4:15 For* this we are saying to you* in the word of the Lord, that we, the living, who are left at the presence of the Lord, should never attain heaven before those who fell-asleep.4:16 Because the Lord himself will be descending from heaven, in a commanding yell, in the voice of the archangel and at the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be rising* up first; 4:17thereafter we, the living, who are left, will be seized at the same time together with them in theclouds, to the encounter of the Lord in the air, and so we will always be together with the Lord.4:18 So-then, encourage* one another in these words.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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