14 For (A)if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him (B)those who [a]sleep in Jesus.

15 For this we say to you (C)by the word of the Lord, that (D)we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [b]asleep. 16 For (E)the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with (F)the trumpet of God. (G)And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 (H)Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (I)in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus (J)we shall always be with the Lord. 18 (K)Therefore comfort one another with these words.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Or through Jesus sleep
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 Dead

Then I, [a]John, saw (A)the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared (B)as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, (C)the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. (D)And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; (E)there shall be no more death, (F)nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

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  1. Revelation 21:2 NU, M omit John

And (A)there shall be no more curse, (B)but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His (C)servants shall serve Him. (D)They shall see His face, and (E)His name shall be on their foreheads. (F)There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor (G)light of the sun, for (H)the Lord God gives them light. (I)And they shall reign forever and ever.

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