Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For this is God's will, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality,

International Standard Version

For it is God's will that you be sanctified: You must abstain from sexual immorality.

A Conservative Version

For this is the will of God, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication,

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For this is the will of God, that you should be consecrated (separated and set apart for pure and holy living): that you should abstain and shrink from all sexual vice,

An Understandable Version

For it is God's will that you should be dedicated to Him, [that is], you should avoid sexual immorality.

Anderson New Testament

For this is the will of God, your sanctification, that you keep yourselves from lewdness;

Bible in Basic English

For the purpose of God for you is this: that you may be holy, and may keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh;

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

and such is the will of God, that you should be holy, and avoid licentiousness;

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

It is God's will that you should be consecrated, that you abstain from immorality,

John Wesley New Testament

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the will of God is your sanctification, that ye should separate yourselves from fornication,

Julia Smith Translation

For this is the will of God, your consecration, that ye should keep away from fornication:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

For this is the will of God, your sanctification, for you to abstain from fornication,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this is the will of God, even that ye should be holy, and that ye should abstain from fornication,

Moffatt New Testament

It is God's will that you should be consecrated, that you abstain from sexual vice,

Montgomery New Testament

For this is God's will, even your sanctification; that you should abstain from sexual vice.

NET Bible

For this is God's will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality,

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

For this is the will of God, your purity, that you should abstain from fornication,

The Emphasized Bible

For, this, is a thing willed of God, your sanctification, - that ye should abstain from unchastity,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from whoredom;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For this is God's purpose--that you should be pure; abstaining from all immorality;

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

For this is God's will--your purity of life, that you abstain from fornication;

Williams New Testament

For it is God's will that you should keep pure in person, that you should practice abstinence from sexual immorality,

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

For this is the will of God??ven your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication;

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

for this is the will of God -- your sanctification; that ye abstain from the whoredom,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
Usage: 45

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

ἁγιασμός 
Hagiasmos 
Usage: 10

ἀπέχομαι 
Apechomai 
Usage: 6

ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

ἀπέχομαι 
Apechomai 
Usage: 6

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Devotionals containing 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

2 For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,


Cross References

Ephesians 5:17

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:3-5

But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;

Ephesians 6:6

not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 4:4

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

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

1 Peter 4:2

so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

John 17:17-19

"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

Acts 15:29

that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell."

Romans 6:22

But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

Matthew 7:21

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

Matthew 12:50

"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."

Matthew 15:19

"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

Mark 3:35

"For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.

John 7:17

"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.

Acts 15:20

but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.

Acts 20:32

"And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.

2 Corinthians 12:21

I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.

Galatians 5:19

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Ephesians 5:26-27

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Hebrews 12:16

that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 John 2:17

The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.

Revelation 21:8

"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.



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