1 HENCE then, my brethren, we pray of you, and beseech of you by our Lord Jeshu, that as you have received of us how it behoveth you to walk and to please Aloha, the more to increase.
2 For you know those precepts we gave to you in our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.
3 For this is the will of Aloha, your sanctification; and that you be distant from all fornication;
4 and that every man of you know to possess his vessel in sanctification and in honour,
5 and not in the passions of concupiscence, as the rest of the Gentiles who know not Aloha.
6 And that you dare not transgress, and defraud the one man his brother in this matter, because our Lord is the avenger of all these, as we have also before told you and testified.
7 For Aloha hath not called us to uncleanness, but unto sanctification.
8 Therefore, whoever despiseth, not man he despiseth, but Aloha, who hath ingiven you his Holy Spirit.
9 But concerning the love of the brethren, you need not (that I) write to you; for you yourselves are taught of Aloha to love one another.
10 And so do you to all the brethren who are in all Makedunia; but I beseech of you, my brethren, to excel .
11 And study to be quiet and be occupied with your own employments, and work with your hands, as we have admonished you;
12 that you may walk becomingly towards the outward-ones, and of man you may not need.
13 BUT I wish you to know, my brethren, that for those who are asleep you should not have sorrow, as the rest of men, who have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jeshu died and arose, so also Aloha those who have slept in Jeshu will bring with him.
15 But this we say to you by the word of our Lord, that we who remaining at the coming of our Lord, who live, will not precede those who have slept.
16 For our Lord himself with the mandate, and with the voice of the chief of angels, and with the trumpet of Aloha, will come down from heaven, and the dead who are in the Meshiha will arise first;
17 and then we who remaining alive, shall be rapt with them together in clouds, to the meeting of our Lord in the expanse; and so always with our Lord shall we be.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.