Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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,

Amplified

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;

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;

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
For
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 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

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

G38
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

Images 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

2 For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; 4 that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor,


Cross References

Ephesians 5:17

Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:3-5

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;

Ephesians 6:6

not in the way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Colossians 1:9

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it , do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;

1 Thessalonians 4:4

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

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 Peter 4:2

that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

John 17:17-19

Sanctify them in the truth: thy word is truth.

Acts 15:29

that ye abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which if ye keep yourselves, it shall be well with you. Fare ye well.

Romans 6:22

But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do thy will; For thou art my God: Thy Spirit is good; Lead me in the land of uprightness.

Matthew 7:21

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 12:50

For whosoever shall do 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 forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:

Mark 3:35

For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

John 4:34

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work.

John 7:17

If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself.

Acts 15:20

but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of 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 them that are sanctified.

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Romans 12:2

And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men,

1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body:

1 Corinthians 7:2

But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

2 Corinthians 12:21

lest again when I come my God should humble me before you, and I should mourn for many of them that have sinned heretofore, and repented not of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they committed.

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these : fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Ephesians 5:26-27

that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a people for his own possession, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.

Hebrews 12:16

lest there be any fornication, or profane person, as Esau, who for one mess of meat sold his own birthright.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Hebrews 13:21

make you perfect in every good thing to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 John 2:17

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Revelation 21:8

But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part'shall be in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.

Revelation 22:15

Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.

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