1 Thessalonians

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1 Thessalonians 4:16

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Lord himselfe shall descend from heauen with a shout, with the voyce of the Archangel, and with the trumpe of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of {the} archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a word of authority, with the voice of the chief angel, with the sound of a horn: and the dead in Christ will come to life first;
- Basic English Bible

for the Lord himself, with an assembling shout, with archangel's voice and with trump of God, shall descend from heaven; and the dead in Christ shall rise first;
- Darby Bible

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
- Webster's Bible

For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven with a loud word of command, and with an archangel's voice and the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
- Weymouth Bible

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God's trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first,
- World English Bible

Afterward we that lyuen, that ben left, schulen be rauyschid togidere with hem in cloudis, metinge Crist `in to the eir; and so euere more we schulen be with the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

because the Lord himself, in a shout, in the voice of a chief-messenger, and in the trump of God, shall come down from heaven, and the dead in Christ shall rise first,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:16


4:16 With a shout - Properly, a proclamation made to a great multitude. Above this is, the voice of the archangel; above both, the trumpet of God; the voice of God, somewhat analogous to the sound of a trumpet.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:16


1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven. They seemed to have thought that the living saints would hurry to meet the Lord, and that the dead would be powerless to follow. On the contrary, Christ comes to them. He will descend. With a shout. The voice of an archangel. The voice of command. With the trumpet of God. The trumpet blast as a signal and a summons. The dead in Christ shall rise first. Before the living are gathered, all the saints who slept in Christ shall be gathered around him. In the final day, the first act is the gathering of the departed saints; the next, the gathering of the living saints.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4

  • Irene123
    For those who say that the rapture will take place at the END of the tribulation , there is one passage of scripture that utterly destroys this concept: 1 Thess. 4:16-17. The detailed insight in the book of Rev. and elsewhere concerning the anti-Christ and his reign, there cannot be any Acts 2:38 saints at the end of the tribulation. (cont.)
  • 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.
  • Pastor Mattthew
    BLESSED BE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL WHO HAS REVEALED THESE GREAT MYSTERY OF HIS COMING TO HIS CHILDREN.HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO ARE HEARING THE VOICE OF THE TRUMPET OF THE LORD.AMEN AND AMEN.
  • Shiloh
    "Prohecies" of man abound today. We must be VERY careful about speaking or receiving words attributed to our God. It's such a serious matter, Deut. 18 said false prophets were to be put to death.
  • 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."
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