Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: [that] you 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,

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:

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 For you know what commands we gave to you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: [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

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

Ephesians 5:3-5

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or greediness, must not even be named among you (as is fitting for saints),

Ephesians 6:6

not {while being watched}, as people pleasers, but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart,

Colossians 1:9

Because of this also we, from the day we heard about [it], did not cease praying for you, and asking that you may be filled [with] the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual insight,

Colossians 3:5

Therefore put to death {what is earthly in you}: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is 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 completely, and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we ought to give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers [dearly] loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you [as] first fruits for salvation by the sanctification of the Spirit and faith in the truth,

1 Peter 4:2

in order to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer for human desires, 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 food sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. [If you] keep yourselves from {these things} you will do well. Farewell.

Romans 6:22

But now, having been set free from sin and having been enslaved to God, you have your fruit [leading] to sanctification, and its end [is] eternal life.

1 Corinthians 1:30

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

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is [one] of you, greets you, a slave of Christ always struggling on behalf of you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

1 Peter 1:2

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and [for] sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Psalm 40:8

'I delight to do your will, O my God, and your law [is] {deep within me}.'"

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do your will, for you [are] my God; your Spirit [is] good. Lead me onto level ground.

Matthew 7:21

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

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 from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech.

Mark 3:35

For whoever does the will of God, this person is my brother and sister and mother."

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, "My food is that I do the will of the one who sent me and complete his work.

John 7:17

If anyone wants to do his will, he will know about my teaching, whether it is from God or I am speaking from myself.

Acts 15:20

but we should write a letter to them to abstain from the pollution of idols and from sexual immorality and from what has been strangled and from blood.

Acts 20:32

"And now I entrust you to God and to the message 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 power of Satan to God, [so that] they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

Romans 1:29

being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greediness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malevolence. [They are] gossipers,

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may approve what [is] the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 5:9-11

I wrote to you in the letter not to associate with sexually 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 sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,

1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Food [is] for the stomach, and the stomach for food, but God will abolish {both of them}. Now the body [is] not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 7:2

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

2 Corinthians 12:21

[I am afraid] lest [when I] come again my God will humiliate me {in your presence}, and I will grieve over many of those who sinned previously and have not repented because of their impurity and sexual immorality and licentiousness that they have practiced.

Galatians 5:19

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness,

Ephesians 5:26-27

in order that he might sanctify her by cleansing [her] with the washing of water by the word;

1 Thessalonians 5:18

give thanks in everything; for this [is] the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, in order that he might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, in order that [after you] have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Hebrews 12:16

[that] no one [be] a sexually immoral or totally worldly [person] like Esau, who for one meal traded his own birthright.

Hebrews 13:4

Marriage [must be] held in honor by all, and the marriage bed [be] undefiled, because God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you with every good [thing] to do his will, carrying out in us [what is] pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom [be] the glory {forever}. Amen.

1 John 2:17

And the world is passing away, and its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains {forever}.

Revelation 21:8

But [as] for the cowards and unbelievers and detestable persons and murderers and sexually immoral people and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their share [is] in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.

Revelation 22:15

Outside [are] the dogs and the sorcerers and the sexually immoral people and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone who loves and who practices falsehood.

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