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

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 Dead

Not Carnality but Christ

If then you were (A)raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, (B)where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the (C)earth. (D)For you died, (E)and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

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For they themselves declare concerning us (A)what manner of entry we had to you, (B)and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and (C)to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us (D)from the wrath to come.

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