Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you 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;

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:

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 you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication: 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor;


Cross References

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:3-5

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

Ephesians 6:6

Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the 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 for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Colossians 3:5

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1 Thessalonians 4:4

That every one of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor;

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 Peter 4:2

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

John 17:17-19

Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

Acts 15:29

That you abstain from anything offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if you keep yourselves, you shall do well. Farewell.

Romans 6:22

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

And of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Peter 1:2

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

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do your will, O my God: yea, your law is within my heart.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Matthew 7:21

Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does 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, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Mark 3:35

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

John 4:34

Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 7:17

If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Acts 15:20

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from defilements of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

Acts 20:32

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

Acts 26:18

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

Romans 1:29

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Romans 12:2

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

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Know you 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 mankind,

1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

2 Corinthians 12:21

And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall mourn over many who have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and licentiousness which they have committed.

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness,

Ephesians 5:26-27

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with 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 concerning you.

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, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Hebrews 12:16

Lest there be any immoral, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Hebrews 13:21

Make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 John 2:17

And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides forever.

Revelation 21:8

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 22:15

For outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.

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