Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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,

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
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

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

2 You know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For it is God's will that you be sanctified: You must abstain from sexual immorality. 4 Each of you must know how to control his own body in a holy and honorable manner,


Cross References

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Ephesians 5:3-5

Do not let sexual sin, impurity of any kind, or greed even be mentioned among you, as is proper for saints.

Ephesians 6:6

Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 3:5

So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

1 Thessalonians 4:4

Each of you must know how to control his own body in a holy and honorable manner,

1 Thessalonians 5:23

May the God of peace himself make you holy in every way. And may your whole being spirit, soul, and body remain blameless when our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, appears.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

At all times we are obligated to thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through faith in the truth.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.

John 17:17-19

"Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth.

Acts 15:29

to keep away from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you avoid these things, you will do well. Goodbye."

Romans 6:22

But now that you have been freed from sin and have become God's slaves, the benefit you reap is sanctification, and the result is eternal life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.

1 Peter 1:2

To: The exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, the people chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctifying action of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus, the Messiah, and to be sprinkled with his blood. May grace and peace be yours in abundance!

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do your will, my God. Your Law is part of my inner being."

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 keeps saying to me, "Lord, Lord,' will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 12:50

because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."

Matthew 15:19

It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.

Mark 3:35

Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."

John 4:34

Jesus told them, "My food is doing the will of the one who sent me and completing his work.

John 7:17

If anyone wants to do his will, he'll know whether this teaching is from God or whether I'm speaking on my own.

Acts 15:20

Instead, we should write to them to keep away from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from anything strangled, and from blood.

Acts 20:32

"I'm now entrusting you to God and to the message of his grace, which is able to build you up and secure for you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.

Acts 26:18

You will help them understand and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan's control to God, so that their sins will be forgiven and they will receive a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

Romans 1:29

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I wrote to you in my letter to stop associating with people who are sexually immoral

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

You know that wicked people will not inherit the kingdom of God, don't you? Stop deceiving yourselves! Sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Food is for the stomach, and the stomach is for food, but God will make them both unnecessary. The body is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

Because sexual immorality is so rampant, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.

2 Corinthians 12:21

I am afraid that when I come my God may again humble me before you and that I may have to grieve over many who formerly lived in sin and have not repented of their impurity, sexual immorality, and promiscuity that they once practiced.

Galatians 5:19

Now the actions of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity,

Ephesians 5:26-27

so that he might make it holy by cleansing it, washing it with water and the word,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.

Titus 2:14

He gave himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be his special people who are enthusiastic about doing good deeds.

Hebrews 10:36

For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will you can receive what he has promised.

Hebrews 12:16

No one should be immoral or godless like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you with everything good to do his will, accomplishing in us what pleases him through Jesus, the Messiah. To him be glory forever and ever! Amen.

1 John 2:17

And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will remains forever.

Revelation 21:8

But people who are cowardly, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death."

Revelation 22:15

Outside are dogs, sorcerers, immoral people, murderers, idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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