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1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from [a]sexual immorality; that each of you know how to [b]possess his own [c]vessel in sanctification and honor, not in [d]lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or fornication
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or acquire
  3. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 I.e. body; or wife
  4. 1 Thessalonians 4:5 Lit passion of lust
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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;

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or learn to live with your own wife; or learn to acquire a wife
New International Version (NIV)

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1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 King James Version (KJV)

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

1 Thessalonians 4:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Thessalonians 4:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but [a]in sanctification.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 I.e. in the state or sphere of
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

1 Thessalonians 4:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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].

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

1 Thessalonians 4:7 New International Version (NIV)

For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

1 Thessalonians 4:7 King James Version (KJV)

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

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