Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should 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,

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;

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


Cross References

Ephesians 5:17

For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Ephesians 5:3-5

But fornication and all uncleanness or unbridled lust, let it not be even named among you, as it becomes saints;

Ephesians 6:6

not with eye-service as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of your faith and love, do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, vile passions, evil lust, and unbridled desire, which is idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 4:4

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

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, that God has chosen you from the beginning to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 Peter 4:2

no longer to live the rest of his time in the flesh to men's lusts, but to God's will.

John 17:17-19

Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth.

Acts 15:29

to abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what is strangled, and from fornication; keeping yourselves from which ye will do well. Farewell.

Romans 6:22

But now, having got your freedom from sin, and having become bondmen to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end eternal life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption;

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, the bondman of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always combating earnestly for you in prayers, to the end that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Peter 1:2

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

Psalm 40:8

To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: let thy good Spirit lead me in a plain country.

Matthew 7:21

Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he that does the will of my Father who is in the heavens.

Matthew 12:50

for whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, 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 witnessings, blasphemies;

Mark 3:35

for whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

John 4:34

Jesus says to them, My food is that I should do the will of him that has sent me, and that I should finish his work.

John 7:17

If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.

Acts 15:20

but to write to them to abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

Acts 20:32

And now I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and give to you an inheritance among all the sanctified.

Acts 26:18

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

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil dispositions; whisperers,

Romans 12:2

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

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I have written to you in the epistle not to mix with fornicators;

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,

1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will bring to nothing 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 on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each woman have her own husband.

2 Corinthians 12:21

lest my God should humble me as to you when I come again, and that I shall grieve over many of those who have sinned before, and have not repented as to the uncleanness and fornication and licentiousness which they have practised.

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

Ephesians 5:26-27

in order that he might sanctify it, purifying it by the washing of water by the word,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus towards you;

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.

Hebrews 10:36

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

Hebrews 12:16

lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright;

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held every way in honour, and the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge.

Hebrews 13:21

perfect you in every good work to the doing of his will, doing in you what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for the ages of ages. Amen.

1 John 2:17

And the world is passing, and its lust, but he that does the will of God abides for eternity.

Revelation 21:8

But to the fearful and unbelieving, and sinners, and those who make themselves abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake which burns 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 loves and makes a lie.

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