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1 Thessalonians 4

He exhorteth them to go on forward in all manner of godliness,

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Fvrthermore we beseke you brethren and exhorte you in the LORDE Iesus, that ye increace more and more, euen as ye haue receaued of vs how ye oughte to walke and to please God. 1 Thessalonians 4:2 For ye knowe what commaundementes we gaue you by oure LORDE Iesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, euen youre sanctifienge, that ye shulde absteyne from whordome, 1 Thessalonians 4:4 yt euery one of you shulde knowe how to kepe his vessell in holynes and honoure, 1 Thessalonians 4:5 & not in the lust of concupiscence, as the Heythen which knowe not God.

to live holily and justly,

1 Thessalonians 4:6 And that no man go to farre, ner defraude his brother in bargayninge. For the LORDE is the auenger of all soch thinges, as we haue sayde & testified vnto you afore tyme. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called vs to vnclennesse, but vnto holynes. 1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therfore that despyseth, despyseth not man, but God, which hath geuen his holy sprete in to you.

to love one another,

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touchinge brotherly loue, ye nede not that I wryte vnto you, for ye youre selues are taught of God to loue one another: 1 Thessalonians 4:10 yee and that thinge ye do vnto all the brethre, which are thorow out all Macedonia. But we beseke you brethren that ye increace yet more and more,

and quietly to follow their own business:

1 Thessalonians 4:11 and that ye study to be quyete, and to medle with youre awne busynesse, and to worke with youre awne hades, as we commaunded you, 1 Thessalonians 4:12 that ye maye walke honestly towarde the that are without, and that nothinge be lackynge vnto you.

and last of all to sorrow moderately for the dead.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 We wolde not brethren that ye shulde be ignoraunt concernynge them which are fallen a slepe, that ye sorowe not as other do which haue no hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For yf we beleue that Iesus dyed and rose agayne, euen so the also which slepe by Iesus, shal God brynge with him.

And unto this last exhortation is annexed a brief description of the resurrection, and second coming of Christ to judgment.

1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we saye vnto you in the worde of the LORDE, that we which lyue and are remaynynge in the comynge of the LORDE, shal not come yer they which slepe. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the LORDE himselfe shal come downe fro heauen with a shoute and voyce of ye Archangell and with the trompe of God, and the deed in Christ shal aryse first: 1 Thessalonians 4:17 then shal we which lyue and remayne, be caught vp wt them also in the cloudes, to mete the LORDE in the ayre, and so shal we euer be with the LORDE. 1 Thessalonians 4:18 Wherfore comforte youre selues one another with these wordes.

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