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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then we which are aliue, and remaine, shalbe caught vp together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the aire: and so shall wee euer bee with the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then we who are still living will be taken up together with them into the clouds to see the Lord in the air: and so will we be for ever with the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

then *we*, the living who remain, shall be caught up together with them in [the] clouds, to meet the Lord in [the] air; and thus we shall be always with [the] Lord.
- Darby Bible

Then we who 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.
- Webster's Bible

Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
- Weymouth Bible

then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.
- World English Bible

Therfor be ye coumfortid togidere in these wordis.
- Wycliffe Bible

then we who are living, who are remaining over, together with them shall be caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in air, and so always with the Lord we shall be;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:17


4:17 Together - In the same moment. In the air - The wicked will remain beneath, while the righteous, being absolved, shall be assessors with their Lord in the judgment. With the Lord - In heaven.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:17


1Th 4:17 Then we . . . together with them. All the church, the saints of past ages, and the saints of the last age, shall ascend together to meet the Lord. So shall we ever be with the Lord. That glorious meeting shall never end.

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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