Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

1 Tessalonikerne 4

Om at leve i kærlighed og hellighed efter Guds vilje

1Med den autoritet, som Herren Jesus har givet os, beder vi jer nu indtrængende om at glæde Gud ved til enhver tid at leve efter hans vilje, sådan som vi underviste jer om. Det gør I jo allerede nu, men vi ønsker, at I må gøre yderligere fremskridt. I husker nok de påbud, vi gav jer fra Herren Jesus. Gud ønsker, at I skal indvi jeres liv til ham og afholde jer fra seksuel synd. I må hver især forstå, hvordan man vinder sig en kone på en anstændig og ærbar måde, ikke i sanseligt begær, sådan som de gudløse gør. I må heller ikke synde imod en ven eller udnytte ham i denne sag.[a] Herren straffer alle den slags handlinger. Det har vi tidligere understreget for jer. Gud har jo ikke kaldet os til et liv i synd, men til et liv i hellighed. Hvis nogen ikke respekterer disse påbud, er det jo ikke mennesker, de ringeagter, men Gud selv, han, som giver jer[b] sin hellige Ånd.

Vi behøver vist ikke at skrive til jer om den indbyrdes kærlighed i det kristne fællesskab. Gud har jo selv lært jer at elske hinanden, 10 og I har allerede vist jeres kærlighed til de kristne i hele Makedonien. Alligevel beder vi jer om at arbejde endnu mere på den indbyrdes kærlighed. 11 Sæt en ære i at leve stilfærdigt, passe jeres egne sager og arbejde flittigt, sådan som vi tidligere har sagt. 12 Så vil mennesker, der ikke er kristne, respektere jer, og I behøver ikke at være afhængige af økonomisk hjælp fra andre.

De, der dør før Kristi genkomst, vil også genopstå

13 Vi vil gerne gøre det helt klart for jer, venner, hvad der sker med de kristne, som er sovet ind, så I ikke skal fortvivle af sorg som dem, der lever uden håb. 14 Da vi tror på, at Jesus døde og derefter genopstod, tror vi også på, at Gud på samme måde vil lade dem genopstå, som er sovet ind i troen på Jesus. 15 Det her siger vi jer fra Herren selv: Vi, som er i live, når Jesus kommer igen, skal ikke gå forud for dem, der er sovet ind. 16 Herren selv vil stige ned fra Himlen, og der vil lyde et mægtigt kommandoråb, en overengels røst og en fanfare fra Guds trompet. Så vil allerførst de, der er døde i troen på Kristus, genopstå. 17 Derefter skal vi, der er i live her på jorden, bortrykkes sammen med dem op i skyerne for at møde Herren i luften. Fra da af skal vi altid være sammen med Herren. 18 Så trøst hinanden med dette budskab!

Notas al pie

  1. 4,6 Teksten er åben for flere fortolkninger. Måske er der tale om, at en ung mand ikke må udnytte den udkårnes far eller tage deres venskab for givet ved at få fat i datteren på en umoralsk og selvisk måde.
  2. 4,8 En del håndskrifter siger „os”.

Amplified Bible

1 Thessalonians 4

Sanctification and Love

1Finally, believers, we ask and admonish you in the Lord Jesus, that you follow the instruction that you received from us about how you ought to walk and please God (just as you are actually doing) and that you excel even more and more [pursuing a life of purpose and living in a way that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation]. For you know what commandments and precepts we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, that you be sanctified [separated and set apart from sin]: that you abstain and back away from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor [being available for God’s purpose and separated from things profane], not [to be used] in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God and are ignorant of His will; and that [in this matter of sexual misconduct] no man shall transgress and defraud his brother because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we have told you before and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness [to be dedicated, and set apart by behavior that pleases Him, whether in public or in private]. So whoever rejects and disregards this is not [merely] rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you [to dwell in you and empower you to overcome temptation].

Now concerning brotherly love, you have no need for anyone to write you, for you have been [personally] taught by God to love one another [that is, to have an unselfish concern for others and to do things for their benefit]. 10 For indeed you already do practice it toward all the [a]believers throughout Macedonia [by actively displaying your love and concern for them]. But we urge you, brothers and sisters, that you excel [in this matter] more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to live quietly and peacefully, and to mind your own affairs and work with your hands, just as we directed you, 12 so that you will behave properly toward outsiders [exhibiting good character, personal integrity, and moral courage worthy of the respect of the outside world], and be dependent on no one and in need of nothing [be self-supporting].

Those Who Died in Christ

13 Now we do not want you to be uninformed, believers, about those who are asleep [in death], so that you will not grieve [for them] as the others do who have no hope [beyond this present life]. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again [as in fact He did], even so God [in this same way—by raising them from the dead] will bring with Him those [believers] who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For we say this to you by the Lord’s [own] word, that we who are still alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede [into His presence] those [believers] who have fallen asleep [in death]. 16 For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the [b]archangel and with the [blast of the] trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 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! 18 Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words [concerning our reunion with believers who have died].

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:10 Lit brethren.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 Only Michael is identified as an archangel (Dan 10:13; Jude 9).