14 Since we believe that Jesus died and rose j again, k in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through l Jesus. m 15 For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: n o We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming p will certainly have no advantage over q those who have fallen asleep. r 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, s t with the archangel’s u voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ v will rise first. 17 Then w we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds x to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage y one another with these words.
4:14 Or in
4:15 Or a word of the Lord
4:15 Or certainly not precede
4:16 Or command
4:18 Or comfort
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