Parallel Verses

Moffatt New Testament

then we the living, who survive, will be caught up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall be with the Lord for ever.

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 Version

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 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.

A Conservative Version

then we who are alive, who remain, will be caught up simultaneously with them in clouds to the Lord's gathering in the air. And so we will always be with Lord.

American Standard Version

then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Amplified

Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord!

An Understandable Version

Then, we who [will still] be alive, that are left, will be caught up together with them into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so [from then on] we will always be with the Lord.

Anderson New Testament

then we, the living who remain, shall, together with them, be caught up in clouds into the air to meet the Lord, and so shall we be ever with the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

Then we who are still living will be taken up together with them into the clouds to see the Lord in the air: and so will we be for ever with the Lord.

Common New Testament

Then we who are alive and are left 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.

Daniel Mace New Testament

then we, who shall be still alive, shall be convey'd together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall ever be with the Lord.

Darby Translation

then we, the living who remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we shall be always with the Lord.

Godbey New Testament

then we who are alive, who are left, will at the same time along with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be always with the Lord.

Goodspeed New Testament

then those of us who are still living will be caught up with them on clouds into the air to meet the Lord, and so we shall be with the Lord forever.

John Wesley New Testament

Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be ever with the Lord.

Julia Smith Translation

Then we the living being left shall be snatched up together with them in the clouds, to the meeting of the Lord in the air: and so we shall always be with the Lord.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then we who are alive, who remain, will be snatched away at the same time together with them in the clouds for a meeting with the Lord in the air, and thus we will be together with the Lord always.

Modern King James verseion

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 we shall ever be with the Lord.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Montgomery New Testament

And afterwards we who are alive, who 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.

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.

New Heart English Bible

then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.

Noyes New Testament

then we who are living, we who are left, shall be caught up together with them in clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be ever with the Lord.

Sawyer New Testament

then we the living who remain shall be caught up together with them in clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall be always with the Lord.

The Emphasized Bible

After that, we, the living who are left, together with them, shall be caught away, in clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: - and, thus, evermore, with the Lord, shall we be!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

then we who are alive, who remain, shall be caught up together with them into the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we be ever with the Lord.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Then those who died in union with Christ shall rise first; and afterwards we who are still living shall be caught up in the clouds, with them, to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall be for ever with the Lord.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

Williams New Testament

then those of us who are still living will be caught up along with them on clouds in the air to meet the Lord, and so we shall be with the Lord forever.

World English Bible

then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.

Worrell New Testament

after that we, the living who are left over, will be caught up together with them in clouds, into the air, to meet the Lord; and so shall we always be with the Lord.

Worsley New Testament

then we who are living and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we for ever be with the Lord.

Youngs Literal Translation

then we who are living, who are remaining over, together with them shall be caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in air, and so always with the Lord we shall be;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἔπειτα 
Epeita 
Usage: 15

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

and remain
περιλείπω 
Perileipo 
Usage: 2

shall be caught up
ἁρπάζω 
Harpazo 
Usage: 8

ἅμα 
Hama 
together, withal, with, and,
Usage: 6

with
σύν 
sun 
σύν 
sun 
Usage: 120
Usage: 120


Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
εἰς 
Eis 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 1267

the clouds
νεφέλη 
Nephele 
Usage: 20

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἀπάντησις 
Apantesis 
to meet 9
Usage: 2

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

the air
ἀήρ 
Aer 
air
Usage: 7

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

shall we
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

be
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Images 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Context Readings

The Comfort Of The Lord's Return

16 The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a loud summons, when the archangel calls and the trumpet of God sounds; the dead in Christ will rise first; 17 then we the living, who survive, will be caught up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall be with the Lord for ever. 18 Now then, encourage one another with these words.


Cross References

Revelation 11:12

and heard a loud voice from heaven telling them, "Come up here." So up to heaven they went in a cloud, before the eyes of their enemies.

John 12:26

If anyone serves me, let him follow me, and where I am, there shall my servant be also: if anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9-20

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Acts 1:9

On saying this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him out of sight.

Matthew 26:64

Jesus said to him, "Even so! But I tell you, in future you will all see the Son of man seated at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven."

Mark 14:62

Jesus said, "I am. And, what is more, you will all see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven."

John 14:3

And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me, so that you may be where I am.

John 17:24

Father, it is my will that these, thy gift to me, may be beside me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me, because thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 8:39

When they came up from the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch lost sight of him. He went on his way rejoicing,

2 Corinthians 5:8

and in this confidence I would fain get away from the body and reside with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:2-4

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. In the body or out of the body? That I do not know: God knows.

Philippians 1:23

I am in a dilemma between the two. My strong desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far the best.

1 Thessalonians 4:15

For we tell you, as the Lord has told us, that we the living, who survive till the Lord comes, are by no means to take precedence of those who have fallen asleep.

2 Peter 3:13

It is new heavens and a new earth that we expect, as He has promised, and in them dwells righteousness.

Revelation 1:7

Lo, he is coming on the clouds, to be seen by every eye, even by those who impaled him, and all the tribes of earth will wail because of him: even so, Amen.

Revelation 7:14-17

I said to him, "You know, my lord." So he told me, "These are the people who have come out of the great Distress, who washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 12:5

She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron flail; her child was caught up to God and to his throne,

Revelation 21:3-7

And I heard a loud voice out of the throne, crying, "Lo, God's dwelling-place is with men, with men will he dwell; they shall be his people, and God will himself be with them:

Revelation 21:22-23

But I saw no temple in the City, for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb.

Revelation 22:3-5

None who is accursed will be there; but the throne of God and the Lamb will be within it, his servants will serve and worship him,

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