Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, so also we believe that God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 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. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
論到睡了的人、我們不願意弟兄們不知道、恐怕你們憂傷、像那些沒有指望的人一樣。 我們若信耶穌死而復活了、那已經在耶穌裡睡了的人、 神也必將他與耶穌一同帶來。我們現在照主的話告訴你們一件事．我們這活著還存留到主降臨的人、斷不能在那已經睡了的人之先．因為主必親自從天降臨、有呼叫的聲音、和天使長的聲音、又有 神的號吹響．那在基督裡死了的人必先復活。以後我們這活著還存留的人、必和他們一同被提到雲裡、在空中與主相遇．這樣、我們就要和主永遠同在。所以你們當用這些話彼此勸慰。
1 Thessalonians 帖 撒 羅 尼 迦 前 書 4:13-18 NET