16 For the Lord (A)Himself (B)will descend from heaven with a [a](C)shout, with the voice of (D)the archangel and with the (E)trumpet of God, and (F)the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then (G)we who are alive [b]and remain will be (H)caught up together with them (I)in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always (J)be with the Lord.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 Or cry of command
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Lit who

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