1 Thessalonians 4:1-18, NLT
1 Thessalonians 4
Live to Please God
1Finally, dear brothers and sisters,*4:1 Greek brothers; also in 4:10, 13. we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.
3God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.
9But we don’t need to write to you about the importance of loving each other,*4:9 Greek about brotherly love. for God himself has taught you to love one another.
11Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
The Hope of the Resurrection
13And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died*4:13 Greek those who have fallen asleep; also in 4:14. so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
15We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.*4:15 Greek those who have fallen asleep.