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Plea for Purity

4 Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus athat you should abound more and more, bjust as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

For this is cthe will of God, dyour sanctification: ethat you should abstain from sexual immorality; fthat each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, gnot in passion of lust, hlike the Gentiles iwho do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord jis the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, kbut in holiness. lTherefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, mwho 1has also given us His Holy Spirit.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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