51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. (A)We shall not all sleep, (B)but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For (C)the trumpet will sound, and (D)the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and (E)this mortal body must put on immortality.

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15 For this we declare to you (A)by a word from the Lord,[a] that (B)we who are alive, who are left until (C)the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For (D)the Lord himself will descend (E)from heaven (F)with a cry of command, with the voice of (G)an archangel, and (H)with the sound of the trumpet of God. And (I)the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be (J)caught up together with them (K)in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so (L)we will always be with the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 Or by the word of the Lord

28 Do not marvel at this, for (A)an hour is coming when (B)all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, (C)those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

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