13But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow #Lev. 19:28as others #(Eph. 2:12)who have no hope. 14For #1 Cor. 15:13if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him #1 Cor. 15:20, 23those who sleep in Jesus. 15For this we say to you #1 Kin. 13:17; 20:35; 2 Cor. 12:1; Gal. 1:12by the word of the Lord, that #1 Cor. 15:51, 52; 1 Thess. 5:10we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16For #(Matt. 24:30, 31)the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with #(1 Cor. 15:52)the trumpet of God. #(1 Cor. 15:23); 2 Thess. 2:1; Rev. 14:13; 20:6And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17#(1 Cor. 15:51–53); 1 Thess. 5:10Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them #Dan. 7:13; Acts 1:9; Rev. 11:12in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus #John 14:3; 17:24we shall always be with the Lord. 18#1 Thess. 5:11Therefore comfort one another with these words.