1 Thessalonians

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1 Thessalonians 4:15

“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.”

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Other Translations

For this we say vnto you by the word of the Lord, That we which are aliue and remaine vnto the comming of the Lord, shall not preuent them which are asleepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are still living at the coming of the Lord, will not go before those who are sleeping.
- Basic English Bible

(For this we say to you in [the] word of [the] Lord, that *we*, the living, who remain to the coming of the Lord, are in no way to anticipate those who have fallen asleep;
- Darby Bible

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not precede them who are asleep.
- Webster's Bible

For this we declare to you on the Lord's own authority--that we who are alive and continue on earth until the Coming of the Lord, shall certainly not forestall those who shall have previously passed away.
- Weymouth Bible

For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep.
- World English Bible

For the Lord hym silf schal come doun fro heuene, in the comaundement, and in the vois of an archaungel, and in the trumpe of God; and the deed men that ben in Crist, schulen rise ayen first.
- Wycliffe Bible

for this to you we say in the word of the Lord, that we who are living -- who do remain over to the presence of the Lord -- may not precede those asleep,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:15


4:15 By the word of the Lord - By a particular revelation. We who are left - This intimates the fewness of those who will be then alive, compared to the multitude of the dead. Believers of all ages and nations make up, as it were, one body; in consideration of which, the believers of that age might put themselves in the place, and speak in the person, of them who were to live till the coming of the Lord. Not that St. Paul hereby asserted (though some seem to have imagined so) that the day of the Lord was at hand.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:15


1Th 4:15 For this we say. He now explains how it will be the Lord's coming. We which are alive [and] remain. We who are on the earth when the Lord comes, will not precede those who died in the Lord to meet him.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4

  • Everett
    Matt, I Thess 4:17 "caught up" is the Greek HARPAZO, meaning" to grasp hastily, snatch up, to lift, transport, or rapture. So yes RAPTURE IS IN THE SCRIPTURE. Our english spelling of catch in the Greek has 8 more definitions similar in meaning. Vines Greek Dictionary pg.174
  • Matt
    There is NO rapture, period. You will not even find it in scripture. As Paul stated, there is no way to prevent (precede) the dead, because they are with The Lord. All souls return to The Father (Ecc. ch. 12; 2nd Cor. ch. 5) until the great white throne judgment. At the trib. of the antichrist, The Holy Spirit will speak through His election (Rev. ch. 11) then the Real Christ returns: 7th trump.
  • Irene123
    The rapture - 1 Thess 4:16-17; Matt. 20: 40-42; 1 Cor. 15:52; the 2nd coming (1,000 yr. reign) - Matt. 24:30; Rev.1: 17. No one will know the day or hour of the rapture; it'll just happen in the 'twinkling of an eye'. EVERY eye (that is left after the rapture) will see Him coming in clouds for His 1,000 yr. reign: and it will be on THIS present earth: Rev.21:1. is AFTER this earth is gone.
  • Norm
    1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. "This prophecy is sent by commandment of God Almighty. Read and retain for reproof, instruction and your salvation. The following events mark world descent into spiritual damnation, or hell: the Syrian President will visit the United States for what appears to be a diplomacy visit. During the visit, the US will experience large-scale blackouts, particularly in the northeast, coastal and metro areas. Soon after, during the blackouts, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will save the faithful, children, teens, the destitute and others from around the world. Immediately proceeding this event, US coastal cities and military bases, beginning with NY, will fall under nuclear attack from Russia, China and others. Cities will lay desolate with the remaining people devastated and the world in chaos. Anarchy, famine, enslavement and horrible deaths will ensue. Repent and ask JESUS to save you from this hell. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
  • Vincent wanyonyi makonge
    we thank you for what you are doing in kingdom of God . me i would like you to assist us with king jams bibles if possible my brethren God bless you
  • Wayne
    David, a vessel is a hollow container used to hold substance. We, as born again, are to be filled with righteousness and honor and know how we are to refrain from all evil. Walk in godliness, shunning all sinfulness by the power in Jesus Christ.

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