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.”

King James Version (KJV)

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

  • A disciple
    "..we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.." When Noah and his family and all the animals were safely shut in by the LORD with him inside the ark; there was no more reason to restrain the windows of heaven and the fountains of the great deep; and the cataclysm of waters overthrew the whole earth. When Lot and his wife and daughters were safely out of Sodom; the LORD rained fire.
  • Masunah Williams
    At this time, I am praying and asking God for true understanding of 'the day of Christ' and ' the day of the Lord's.
  • Lilian
    Jesus will come in the clouds of heaven with the Trumpet Angels are praising him this is the time were God will take out the Church as a bride and his people thats why if you will be found in the Church praising and worshiping and serving Jesus you will surely be save amen
  • Frank
    It means the rapture is fixen to happen , trump means in quietness , he not going to sound the trumpet like everyone say, the trumpet is going to heard , in the second coming of CHRIST after the 7 years tribulation is passed...
  • Steve morrow
    ARE YOU OBEDIENT OR DISOBEDIENT --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS--OF THIS LIFE COLOSSIANS 1:23 ---IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 FOR WE MUST --- ALL --- APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST THAT EVERYONE MAY RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH DONE WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD

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