Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.

King James Version

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

Holman Bible

For God has not called us to impurity, but to sanctification.

International Standard Version

For God did not call us to be impure, but to be holy.

A Conservative Version

For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.

American Standard Version

For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Amplified

For God has not called us to impurity but to consecration [to dedicate ourselves to the most thorough purity].

An Understandable Version

For God did not call us to be morally impure, but to be dedicated to Him.

Anderson New Testament

for God has not called us for uncleanness, but for holiness.

Bible in Basic English

Because it is God's purpose that our way of life may be not unclean but holy.

Common New Testament

For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness:

Darby Translation

For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Godbey New Testament

For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Goodspeed New Testament

God has not called us to an unclean life, but to a pure one.

John Wesley New Testament

For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification.

Julia Smith Translation

But God has not called you to uncleanness, but in consecration.

King James 2000

For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For God did not call us to impurity, but in holiness.

Modern King James verseion

For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness: but unto holiness.

Moffatt New Testament

God did not call us to be impure but to be consecrated;

Montgomery New Testament

For God has not called us for uncleanness, but in holiness.

NET Bible

For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness.

New Heart English Bible

For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Noyes New Testament

For God did not call us to live in uncleanness, but in purity.

Sawyer New Testament

For God has not called us to impurity, but to purity.

The Emphasized Bible

For God did not call us, with a permission of impurity, but, in sanctification.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For God hath not called us unto impurity, but unto holiness.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For God's Call to us does not permit of an impure life, but demands purity.

Webster

For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

Weymouth New Testament

God has not called us to an unclean life, but to one of purity.

Williams New Testament

For God did not call us to a life of immorality, but to one of personal purity.

World English Bible

For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Worrell New Testament

For God did not call us unto uncleanness, but in sanctification.

Worsley New Testament

For God hath not called us to impurity, but to holiness.

Youngs Literal Translation

for God did not call us on uncleanness, but in sanctification;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

ἐπί 
Epi 
ἐν 
En 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 644
Usage: 2128

ἀκαθαρσία 
Akatharsia 
Usage: 9

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 4:7

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

6 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. 7 For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. 8 So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

Leviticus 11:44

'For I am the LORD your God Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.

Romans 1:7

to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:29-30

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

1 Corinthians 1:2

To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

Galatians 5:19

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Ephesians 1:4

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,

Ephesians 4:19

and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 1:14-16

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,

1 Peter 2:9-12

But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

1 Peter 2:21-22

For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

2 Peter 2:10

and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,

Leviticus 19:2

"Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

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