4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, [so] ye would abound more and more.
4:1 Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God;

4:2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
4:2 for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

4:3 For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;

4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
4:4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,

4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
4:5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;

4:6 That no [man] go beyond and defraud his brother in [any] matter: because that the Lord [is] the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
4:6 that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.

4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
4:7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
4:8 Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.

4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
4:9 But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;

4:10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
4:10 and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more;

4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
4:11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,

4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.
4:12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.

4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
4:13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.

4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

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.
4:15 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 by no means precede those who are asleep.

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:
4:16 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 will rise first.

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.
4:17 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 thus we shall always be with the Lord.

4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.