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1 Thessalonians 4 Maori Bible (MAORI)

Heoi, e oku teina, he mea tenei na matou, he whakahau ki a koutou i roto i te Ariki, i a Ihu, kua riro atu na hoki ta matou i a koutou, a e meinga na hoki e koutou, ara te tikanga mo ta koutou haere, mo ta koutou whakamanawareka atu ki te Atua, n a, kia tino hira rawa tera a koutou.

E matau ana hoki koutou ki nga tikanga i whakatakotoria atu e matou ki a koutou i roto i te Ariki, i a Ihu.

Ko ta te Atua hoki tenei e pai ai, ara ko to koutou whakatapunga, kia mawehe koutou i te moepuku.

Kia matau koutou katoa ki tona tinana, ki tona tinana, kia mau i runga i te tapu, i te honore.

Kaua i runga i te toronga o te hiahia, kei rite ki nga tauiwi kahore nei e matau ki te Atua.

Kia kaua tetahi e tinihanga, e whakapati i te mea a tona teina; no te mea ko te Ariki te kairapu utu mo era mahi katoa; ko ta matou hoki ia i korero ai i mua, i whakaatu atu ai ki a koutou.

Kihai hoki tatou i karangatia e te Atua ki te poke, engari ki te tapu.

Na, ko te tangata e whakakorekore ana, ehara tana i te whakakorekore ki te tangata, engari ki te Atua, nana nei i homai tona Wairua Tapu ki a tatou.

Ko te aroha ia ki nga teina, kahore a koutou mea e tuhituhi atu ai ahau ki a koutou; he mea whakaako hoki koutou na ano e te Atua ki te aroha tetahi ki tetahi.

10 Ko ta koutou hoki tena e mea na ki nga teina katoa a puta noa i Makeronia. Heoi he whakahau ano tenei na matou ki a koutou, e oku teina, kia hira rawa tena a koutou.

11 Me whai hoki kia ata noho, kia mahi i a koutou na ake mahi, kia mahi ko o koutou ringaringa, kia rite ki ta matou i ako ai ki a koutou;

12 Kia ataahua ai ta koutou haere ki te hunga o waho, kia kaua ai e hapa tetahi mea.

13 E kore ia matou e pai, e oku teina, kia kuware koutou ki te hunga kua moe, kei koingo koutou, kei pera me era atu kahore nei o ratou tumanakotanga atu.

14 Ki te whakapono hoki tatou kua mate a Ihu, kua ara ake ano, waihoki ko te hunga e moe ana i roto i a Ihu, ka arahina tahitia mai ratou me ia e te Atua.

15 Ko ta matou korero hoki tenei ki a koutou, he mea ki mai na te Ariki, ko tatou, ko te hunga kua mahue ki te ora, ki te taenga mai o te Ariki, e kore e pahika atu ki mua o te hunga kua moe.

16 No te mea ko te Ariki pu ano e heke iho i te rangi me te karanga, me te reo o te tino anahera, me te tetere a te Atua; a ko te hunga kua mate i roto i a te Karaiti e ara i mua.

17 Ko reira tatou, te hunga kua mahue ki te ora, kahakina ngatahitia atu ai me ratou i runga i nga kapua, ki te whakatau ki te Ariki i te rangi: na ka noho tonu tatou ki te Ariki.

18 Na, he kupu enei hei whakamarie ma koutou tetahi i tetahi.

1 Thessalonians 4 New International Version (NIV)

Living to Please God

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Believers Who Have Died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or learn to live with your own wife; or learn to acquire a wife
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:6 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family.
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