20 Come, my people, (A)enter into your rooms
And close your doors behind you;
Hide for a little [a](B)while
Until (C)indignation [b]runs its course.

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  1. Isaiah 26:20 Lit moment
  2. Isaiah 26:20 Lit passes over

The Glorious Return

29 “But immediately after the (A)tribulation of those days (B)the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and (C)the stars will fall from [a]the sky, and the powers of [b]the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then (D)the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see (E)the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And (F)He will send forth His angels with (G)a great trumpet and they will gather together His [c](H)elect from (I)the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

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  1. Matthew 24:29 Or heaven
  2. Matthew 24:29 Or heaven
  3. Matthew 24:31 Or chosen ones

36 But (A)keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to (B)stand before the Son of Man.”

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Unbelief and Its Consequences

18 For (A)the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who (B)suppress the truth [a]in unrighteousness,

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  1. Romans 1:18 Or by

Much more then, having now been justified [a](A)by His blood, we shall be saved (B)from the wrath of God through Him.

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  1. Romans 5:9 Or in

10 and to (A)wait for His Son from [a]heaven, whom He (B)raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who (C)rescues us from (D)the wrath to come.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Lit the heavens

Those Who Died in Christ

13 But (A)we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who (B)are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do (C)the rest who have (D)no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, (E)even so God will bring with Him (F)those who have fallen asleep [a]in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you (G)by the word of the Lord, that (H)we who are alive [b]and remain until (I)the coming of the Lord, will not precede (J)those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord (K)Himself (L)will descend from heaven with a [c](M)shout, with the voice of (N)the archangel and with the (O)trumpet of God, and (P)the dead in Christ will rise first.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Lit through
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 Lit who
  3. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 Or cry of command

For God has not destined us for (A)wrath, but for (B)obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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and if He (A)rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the (B)sensual conduct of (C)unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that (D)righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), (E)then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from [a]temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the (F)day of judgment,

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  1. 2 Peter 2:9 Lit trial; or temptation

10 Because you have (A)kept the word of (B)My [a]perseverance, (C)I also will keep you from the hour of [b](D)testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole [c](E)world, to [d]test (F)those who dwell on the earth.

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  1. Revelation 3:10 Or steadfastness
  2. Revelation 3:10 Or temptation
  3. Revelation 3:10 Lit inhabited earth
  4. Revelation 3:10 Or tempt

And He came and took (A)the book out of the right hand of Him who (B)sat on the throne. When He had taken the [a]book, the (C)four living creatures and the (D)twenty-four elders (E)fell down before the (F)Lamb, each one holding a (G)harp and (H)golden bowls full of incense, which are the (I)prayers of the [b]saints. And they *sang a (J)new song, saying,

(K)Worthy are You to take the [c]book and to break its seals; for You were (L)slain, and (M)purchased for God with Your blood men from (N)every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

10 “You have made them to be a (O)kingdom and (P)priests to our God; and they will (Q)reign upon the earth.”

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  1. Revelation 5:8 Or scroll
  2. Revelation 5:8 Or holy ones
  3. Revelation 5:9 Or scroll

13 Then one of the elders (A)answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the (B)white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?” 14 I [a]said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the (C)great tribulation, and they have (D)washed their robes and made them (E)white in the (F)blood of the Lamb.

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  1. Revelation 7:14 Lit have said