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1 Thessalonians 4:3–5

For this is hthe will of God, even your isanctification, kthat ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how lto possess mhis vessel in isanctification and nhonour; Not in othe lust of oconcupiscence, even pas the Gentiles qwhich know not God:

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1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — The 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 in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — The 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;

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

God wants you to be holy and to stay away from sexual sins. He wants each of you to learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable. Don’t use your body for sexual sin like the people who do not know God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who know not God;

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honour, (not in passionate desire, even as the nations who know not God,)

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

It is God’s will that you keep away from sexual sin as a mark of your devotion to him. Each of you should know that finding a husband or wife for yourself is to be done in a holy and honorable way, not in the passionate, lustful way of people who don’t know God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For this is God’s will, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality, so that each of you knows how to control his own body in sanctification and honor, not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don’t know God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to control your own body in holiness and honor, not with lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

God wants you to be made holy. He wants you to stay away from sexual sins. He wants all of you to learn to control your own bodies. You must live in a way that is holy. You must live with honor. Don’t long to commit sexual sins like those who don’t know God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality;

that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,

not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;


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