1 Thessalonians 4:14
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New Living Translation
For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

King James Bible
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Darby Bible Translation
For if we believe that Jesus has died and has risen again, so also God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.

World English Bible
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also God those asleep through Jesus he will bring with him,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:14 So - As God raised him. With him - With their living head.

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The True Christian Life
TEXT: "My beloved is mine, and I am his."--Sol. Song 2:16. "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."--Sol. Song 6:3. "I am my beloved's and his desire is toward me."--Sol. Song 7:10. These three texts should be read together, and the significant change found in each text as the thought unfolds should be studied carefully. They remind one of three mountain peaks one rising higher than the other until the third is lifted into the very heavens. Indeed, if one should live in the spirit of this
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Death of Death
'But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. 21. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.... 50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, (for the trumpet shall sound;) and the dead shall
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

"Pray Without Ceasing"
Observe, however, what immediately follows the text: "In everything give thanks." When joy and prayer are married their first born child is gratitude. When we joy in God for what we have, and believingly pray to him for more, then our souls thank him both in the enjoyment of what we have, and in the prospect of what is yet to come. Those three texts are three companion pictures, representing the life of a true Christian, the central sketch is the connecting link between those on either side. These
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 18: 1872

The Bible
THE WORD OF GOD "When ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the word of God." (1 Thessalonians 2:13.) THE Apostle here testifies that he believes himself to be the bearer of a revelation direct from God; that the words he speaks and the words he writes are not the words of man, but the Word of God, warm with his breath, filled with his thoughts, and stamped with his will. In this same epistle he writes: "For this we say unto
I. M. Haldeman—Christ, Christianity and the Bible

Cross References
Romans 14:9
Christ died and rose again for this very purpose--to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.

1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.

1 Corinthians 15:18
In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost!

2 Corinthians 4:14
We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you.

1 Thessalonians 4:13
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.

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