Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Therefore, my brethren, we beg of you and pray earnestly for you in Our Lord Yeshua that as you have received of us how you must walk and please God, that you may grow all the more. 2For you know those commandments which we gave to you by Our Lord Yeshua. 3For this is the will of God: your holiness, and that you be separate from all fornication, 4And that each one of you know to possess his vessel in holiness and in honor, 5And not in the passion of lust, as others of the Gentiles who do not know God; 6Neither should you presume to violate and take advantage, anyone, of his brother in this matter, because Our Lord is the avenger of all such, just as we have said before and testified to you, 7For God has not called you to impurity but to holiness. 8Therefore, whoever defrauds, does not defraud a man, but God, he who gives his Spirit of Holiness among you.
9But you do not need to have written to you concerning love of the brethren, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another. 10You also are doing so to all the brethren who are in all Macedonia, but I beg of you, my brethren, that you superabound, 11And that you would be diligent, peaceable and occupied with your business, working with your hands just as we commanded you, 12That you would be walking in good form toward outsiders and that you would be dependent on no man.
13I* want you to know* my brethren, that you should not have sorrow for those who are asleep, as do the rest of mankind who have no hope. 14For if we believe that Yeshua died and arose, in this way also God shall bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Yeshua.* 15But this we say to you by the word of Our Lord, that we, those who remain at the coming of Our Lord, we who have life, shall not overtake those who are asleep; 16Because Our Lord shall descend from Heaven with a command and with the voice of the Archangel and with the trumpet blast of God, and the dead who are in The Messiah shall rise first; 17And then we who remain, who have life, we shall be carried away with them together in clouds to a meeting of Our Lord in the air, and in this way, we shall always be with Our Lord. 18Therefore, comfort one another with these words.