1 Thessalonians 4:17
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
Thenἔπειταepeita1899thereafterfrom epi and eita
we who are aliveζῶντεςzōntes2198to livefrom prim. roots zé- and zó-
and remainπεριλειπόμενοιperileipomenoi4035to be left remainingfrom peri and leipó
will be caughtἁρπαγησόμεθαarpagēsometha726to seize, catch up, snatch awayfrom a prim. root harp-
up togetherἅμαama260at oncea prim. word
with them in the cloudsνεφέλαιςnephelais3507a cloudfrom nephos
to meetἀπάντησινapantēsin529a meetingfrom apantaó
the Lordκυρίουkuriou2962lord, masterfrom kuros (authority)
in the air,ἀέραaera109airfrom aémi (to breathe, blow)
and soοὕτωςoutōs3779in this way, thusadverb from houtos,
we shall alwaysπάντοτεpantote3842at all timesfrom pas and tote
be with the Lord.κυρίῷkuriō2962lord, masterfrom kuros (authority)
KJV Lexicon
επειτα  adverb
epeita  ep'-i-tah:  thereafter -- after that(-ward), then.
ημεις  personal pronoun - first person nominative plural
hemeis  hay-mice':  we (only used when emphatic) -- us, we (ourselves).
οι  definite article - nominative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
ζωντες  verb - present active participle - nominative plural masculine
zao  dzah'-o:  to live -- life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick.
οι  definite article - nominative plural masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
περιλειπομενοι  verb - present passive deponent participle - nominative plural masculine
perileipo  per-ee-li'-po:  to leave all around, i.e. (passively) survive -- remain.
αμα  adverb
hama  ham'-ah:  at the same time, but freely used as a preposition or adverb denoting close association -- also, and, together, with(-al).
συν  preposition
sun  soon:  with or together, i.e. by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.
αυτοις  personal pronoun - dative plural masculine
autos  ow-tos':  the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
αρπαγησομεθα  verb - second future passive indicative - first person
harpazo  har-pad'-zo:  to seize (in various applications) -- catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).
εν  preposition
en  en:  in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.
νεφελαις  noun - dative plural feminine
nephele  nef-el'-ay:  cloudiness, i.e. (concretely) a cloud -- cloud.;
εις  preposition
eis  ice:  to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
απαντησιν  noun - accusative singular feminine
apantesis  ap-an'-tay-sis:  a (friendly) encounter -- meet.
του  definite article - genitive singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
κυριου  noun - genitive singular masculine
kurios  koo'-ree-os:  supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) -- God, Lord, master, Sir.
εις  preposition
eis  ice:  to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
αερα  noun - accusative singular masculine
aer  ah-ayr':  by analogy, to blow); air (as naturally circumambient) -- air.
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
ουτως  adverb
houto  hoo'-to:  after that, after (in) this manner, as, even (so), for all that, like(-wise), no more, on this fashion(-wise), so (in like manner), thus, what.
παντοτε  adverb
pantote  pan'-tot-eh:  every when, i.e. at all times -- alway(-s), ever(-more).
συν  preposition
sun  soon:  with or together, i.e. by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.
κυριω  noun - dative singular masculine
kurios  koo'-ree-os:  supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) -- God, Lord, master, Sir.
εσομεθα  verb - future indicative - first person
esomai  es'-om-ahee:  will be -- shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), may have, fall, what would follow, live long, sojourn.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord.

International Standard Version
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

NET Bible
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then, together with them, we who are still alive will be taken in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. In this way we will always be with the Lord.

King James 2000 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.
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