Parallel Verses

Amplified

That no man transgress and overreach his brother and defraud him in this matter or defraud his brother in business. For the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we have already warned you solemnly and told you plainly.

New American Standard Bible

and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.

King James Version

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Holman Bible

This means one must not transgress against and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you.

International Standard Version

Furthermore, you must never take advantage of or exploit a brother in this regard, because the Lord avenges all these things, just as we already told you and warned you.

A Conservative Version

not to transgress and to cheat his brother in the affair, because the Lord is vengeful about all these things, as also we forewarned you and solemnly testified.

American Standard Version

that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in the matter: because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.

An Understandable Version

And none of you should violate and exploit his brother [or sister] in such a matter. For the Lord will punish people for all these things, just as we told you before and warned you.

Anderson New Testament

That no one take advantage of or injure his brother in this matter; because the Lord takes vengeance for all such things, as we also told you before, and fully testified:

Bible in Basic English

And that no man may make attempts to get the better of his brother in business: for the Lord is the judge in all these things, as we said to you before and gave witness.

Common New Testament

and that no man transgress and wrong his brother in this matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

that no man should be exorbitant, and behave contumeliously to his brother: because the Lord is the avenger of all such crimes, as we have formerly remonstrated to you.

Darby Translation

not overstepping the rights of and wronging his brother in the matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, even as we also told you before, and have fully testified.

Godbey New Testament

that one should overreach and defraud his brother in a business transaction: because the Lord is the avenger concerning these things, as we indeed before told you and witnessed to you.

Goodspeed New Testament

No one is to wrong or defraud his brother in this matter, for the Lord avenges all such things, as we told you before, in the most solemn terms.

John Wesley New Testament

That none circumvent or defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger of all these things, as we have also told you before and testified.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that no one oppress and defraud his brother in any matter because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Julia Smith Translation

Not to pass over and have the advantage over his brother in business: because the Lord just for all these, as we told you before and testified.

King James 2000

That no man transgress and wrong his brother in any matter: because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Lexham Expanded Bible

not to transgress and to exploit his brother in the matter, because the Lord [is] the one who avenges concerning all these [things], just as also we told you beforehand and testified solemnly.

Modern King James verseion

not to go beyond and defraud his brother in this matter (because the Lord is the avenger concerning all these, as we also have forewarned you and testified).

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that no man go too far and defraud his brother in bargaining, because the Lord is avenger of all such things: as we told you before time, and testified unto you.

Montgomery New Testament

That no man overreach or take advantage of his brother in such matters, because "the Lord takes vengeance" in all these things, as also I repeatedly forewarned you and testified to you.

NET Bible

In this matter no one should violate the rights of his brother or take advantage of him, because the Lord is the avenger in all these cases, as we also told you earlier and warned you solemnly.

New Heart English Bible

that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.

Noyes New Testament

that no one should go beyond and overreach his brother in the matter; because the Lord is the avenger in respect to all these things, as we also told you before and solemnly testified.

Sawyer New Testament

that he should not go beyond and defraud his brother in the matter, because the Lord is a punisher of all these, as we also told you before and fully testified.

The Emphasized Bible

Not over-reaching and defrauding, in the matter, his brother; because, an avenger, is the Lord, concerning all these things, - even as we before told you, and solemnly called you to witness.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that no man transgress against, or act dishonestly to his brother in this matter because the Lord is the avenger of all such things, as we have told you before, and testified.

Twentieth Century New Testament

None of you over-reaching or taking advantage of his Brother in such matters. 'The Lord takes vengeance' upon all who do such things, as we have already warned you and solemnly declared.

Webster

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

Weymouth New Testament

and that in this matter there be no encroaching on the rights of a brother Christian and no overreaching him. For the Lord is an avenger in all such cases, as we have already taught you and solemnly warned you.

Williams New Testament

that no one should do wrong and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord takes vengeance for all such things, as we told you before and solemnly warned you.

World English Bible

that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.

Worrell New Testament

that he go not beyond and gain an advantage over his brother in the matter; because the Lord is an avenger of all these things, as we also told you before, and solemnly testified.

Worsley New Testament

That no one over-reach, or wrong his brother in any thing: because the Lord is an avenger of all such crimes, as we also told you before, and testified to you.

Youngs Literal Translation

that no one go beyond and defraud in the matter his brother, because an avenger is the Lord of all these, as also we spake before to you and testified,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

no
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

man go beyond
ὑπερβαίνω 
Huperbaino 
go beyond
Usage: 1

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πλεονεκτέω 
Pleonekteo 
Usage: 5

his

Usage: 0

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πρᾶγμα 
Pragma 
Usage: 10

διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

is the avenger
ἔκδικος 
Ekdikos 
Usage: 2

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

we
προέπω 
Proepo 
Usage: 3


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

προέπω 
Proepo 
Usage: 3

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

Images 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

5 Not [to be used] in the passion of lust like the heathen, who are ignorant of the true God and have no knowledge of His will, 6 That no man transgress and overreach his brother and defraud him in this matter or defraud his brother in business. For the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we have already warned you solemnly and told you plainly. 7 For God has not called us to impurity but to consecration [to dedicate ourselves to the most thorough purity].


Cross References

Romans 12:19

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

Exodus 20:15

You shall not steal.

Exodus 20:17

You shall not covet your neighbor's house, your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.

Leviticus 19:11

You shall not steal, or deal falsely, or lie one to another.

Leviticus 19:13

You shall not defraud or oppress your neighbor or rob him; the wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until morning.

Leviticus 25:14

And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.

Leviticus 25:17

You shall not oppress and wrong one another, but you shall [reverently] fear your God. For I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 24:7

If a man is found kidnapping any of his brethren of the Israelites and treats him as a slave or a servant or sells him, then that thief shall die. So you shall put evil from among you.

Deuteronomy 25:13-16

You shall not have in your bag true and false weights, a large and a small.

Deuteronomy 32:35

Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, in the time when their foot shall slide; for the day of their disaster is at hand and their doom comes speedily.

1 Samuel 12:3-4

Here I am; testify against me before the Lord and Saul His anointed. Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded or oppressed? Or from whose hand have I received any bribe to blind my eyes? Tell me and I will restore it to you.

Job 31:13-14

If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant when they contended or brought a complaint against me,

Psalm 94:1

O Lord God, You to Whom vengeance belongs, O God, You to Whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!

Psalm 140:12

I know and rest in confidence upon it that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will secure justice for the poor and needy [of His believing children].

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.

Proverbs 16:11

A just balance and scales are the Lord's; all the weights of the bag are His work [established on His eternal principles].

Proverbs 20:14

It is worthless, it is worthless! says the buyer; but when he goes his way, then he boasts [about his bargain].

Proverbs 20:23

Diverse and deceitful weights are shamefully vile and abhorrent to the Lord, and false scales are not good.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held],

Proverbs 28:24

Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, This is no sin -- "he is in the same class as [an open, lawless robber and] a destroyer.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.

Isaiah 1:23-24

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after compensation and rewards. They judge not for the fatherless nor defend them, neither does the cause of the widow come to them [for they delay or turn a deaf ear].

Isaiah 5:7

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant planting [the plant of His delight]. And He looked for justice, but behold, [He saw] oppression and bloodshed; [He looked] for righteousness (for uprightness and right standing with God), but behold, [He heard] a cry [of oppression and distress]!

Isaiah 59:4-7

None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others -- "to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!

Jeremiah 7:6

If you do not oppress the transient and the alien, the fatherless, and the widow or shed innocent blood [by oppression and by judicial murders] in [Jerusalem] or go after other gods to your own hurt,

Jeremiah 9:4

Let everyone beware of his neighbor and put no trust in any brother. For every brother is an utter and complete supplanter (one who takes by the heel and trips up, a deceiver, a Jacob), and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

Ezekiel 22:13

Behold therefore, I have struck My hands together at your dishonest gain which you have made and at the blood which has been in the midst of you.

Ezekiel 45:9-14

Thus says the Lord God: That is enough for you, O princes of Israel! Stop the violence and plundering and oppression [that you did when you were given no property], and do justice and righteousness, and take away your exactions and cease your evictions of My people, says the Lord God.

Amos 8:5-6

Saying, When will the New Moon festival be past that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath that we may offer wheat for sale, making the ephah [measure] small and the shekel [measure] great and falsifying the scales by deceit,

Micah 2:2

They covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away; they oppress and crush a man and his house, a man and his inheritance.

Zephaniah 3:1

Woe to her that is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city [Jerusalem]!

Zephaniah 3:5

The Lord in the midst of her is [uncompromisingly] righteous; He will not do iniquity. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He fails not, but the unjust [person] knows no shame.

Malachi 3:5

Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.

Mark 10:19

You know the commandments: Do not kill, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.

Luke 12:5

But I will warn you whom you should fear: fear Him Who, after killing, has power to hurl into hell (Gehenna); yes, I say to you, fear Him!

Romans 1:18

For God's [holy] wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.

Romans 13:4

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer.

1 Corinthians 6:7-9

Why, the very fact of your having lawsuits with one another at all is a defect (a defeat, an evidence of positive moral loss for you). Why not rather let yourselves suffer wrong and be deprived of what is your due? Why not rather be cheated (defrauded and robbed)?

Galatians 5:21

Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:17

So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds.

Ephesians 4:28

Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.

Ephesians 5:6

Let no one delude and deceive you with empty excuses and groundless arguments [for these sins], for through these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of rebellion and disobedience.

2 Thessalonians 1:8

To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

James 2:6

But you [in contrast] have insulted (humiliated, dishonored, and shown your contempt for) the poor. Is it not the rich who domineer over you? Is it not they who drag you into the law courts?

James 5:4

[But] look! [Here are] the wages that you have withheld by fraud from the laborers who have reaped your fields, crying out [for vengeance]; and the cries of the harvesters have come to the ears of the Lord of hosts.

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