1. For the Dead Believers
13 But we do not want you to be aignorant, brothers, concerning those who are 1sleeping, that you would not grieve even as also the rest who have bno hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and arose, so also bthose who have fallen asleep through Jesus, God will bring cwith Him.
2. For the Living and Remaining Believers
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are living, who are left remaining unto the 1acoming of the Lord, shall by no means precede those who have fallen asleep;
16 Because the Lord Himself, with a 1ashout of command, with the voice of the barchangel and with the 2ctrumpet of God, will descend from dheaven, and the edead in Christ will frise first.
17 Then we who are living, who are left remaining, will be 1acaught up together bwith them in the cclouds to meet the Lord 2in the air; and thus we will be always with the Lord.
18 Therefore comfort aone another with these words.