1 Thessalonians 4:15 {14}
Good News Translation
What we are teaching you now is the Lord's teaching: we who are alive on the day the Lord comes will not go ahead of those who have died.

Contemporary English Version
Our Lord Jesus told us that when he comes, we won't go up to meet him ahead of his followers who have already died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept.

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For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept.

by the.

1 Kings 13:1,9,17,18,22 And behold there came a man of God out of Juda, by the word of the Lord, to Bethel, when Jeroboam was standing upon the altar, and burning incense. . . .

1 Kings 20:35 Then a certain man of the sons of the prophets, said to his companion, in the word of the Lord: Strike me. But he would not strike.

1 Kings 22:14 But Micheas said to him: As the Lord liveth, whatsoever the Lord shall say to me, that will I speak.

which are.

1 Corinthians 15:51-53 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again: but we shall not all be changed. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:14 Knowing that he who raised up Jesus will raise us up also with Jesus and place us with you.

prevent.

Job 41:11 Who hath given me before that I should repay him? All things that are under heaven are mine.

Psalm 88:13 But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.

Psalm 119:147,148 I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried: because in thy words I very much hoped. . . .

Matthew 17:25 And he said: Of strangers. Jesus said to him: Then the children are free.

asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 And we will not have you ignorant brethren, concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope.

Context
The Return of the Lord
14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again: even so them who have slept through Jesus, will God bring with him. 15For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept. 16For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment and with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ shall rise first.…
Cross References
1 Kings 13:17
Because the Lord spoke to me, in the word of the Lord, saying: Thou shalt not eat bread, and thou shalt not drink water there, nor return by the way thou wentest.

1 Kings 20:35
Then a certain man of the sons of the prophets, said to his companion, in the word of the Lord: Strike me. But he would not strike.

1 Corinthians 15:18
Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.

1 Corinthians 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall rise again incorruptible. And we shall be changed.

2 Corinthians 12:1
If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Galatians 1:12
For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

1 Thessalonians 4:13
And we will not have you ignorant brethren, concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:10
Who died for us: that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him.

2 Thessalonians 2:1
And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together unto him:

Additional Translations
By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep.

For this we declare to you in the word of the Lord, that we the living, remaining unto the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those having fallen asleep,

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

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.

(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;

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,
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