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For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again - Ει γαρ· Seeing that we believe; knowing that the resurrection of Christ is as fully authenticated as his death.
Even so them - It necessarily follows that them who sleep - die, in him - in the faith of the Gospel, will God bring with him - he will raise them up as Jesus was raised from the dead, in the same manner, i.e. by his own eternal power and energy; and he will bring them with him - with Christ, for he is the head of the Church, which is his body.
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Text: 1 Thessalonians 4, 13-18. 13 But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 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. 16 For the Lord himself shall …
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Letter cxix. To Minervius and Alexander.
For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.
1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
1 Corinthians 15:18
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
2 Corinthians 4:14
because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
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