1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have a of us how ye ought to b and to c God, so ye would d more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments a gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your a, that ye should b from c:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his a in b and honour;
5 Not in the a, even as the b which c God:
6 That no man a his brother in b: because that the Lord is the c of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto a, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that a, b not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his c.
9 But as touching a ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are b of God to c one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
11 And that ye a to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to b with your own c, as we commanded you;
12 That ye may walk a toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye a not, even as others which have no b.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which a in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, a b which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not c them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall a from heaven with b, with the voice of the c, and with the d of God: and the dead in Christ shall e first:
17 a we which are alive and remain shall be b together with them in the clouds, to meet the c in the d: and so shall we e be with the f.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.