Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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:

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
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

God
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 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 4:7

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

6 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. 7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification. 8 He therefore that in this disregards his brother, disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy Spirit to you.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

Leviticus 11:44

For I am Jehovah your God; and ye shall hallow yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy; and ye shall not make yourselves unclean through any manner of crawling thing which creepeth on the earth.

Romans 1:7

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

Romans 8:29-30

Because whom he has foreknown, he has also predestinated to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be the firstborn among many brethren.

1 Corinthians 1:2

to the assembly of God which is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all that in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both theirs and ours:

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

Ephesians 1:4

according as he has chosen us in him before the world's foundation, that we should be holy and blameless before him in love;

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before prepared that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:1

I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you therefore to walk worthy of the calling wherewith ye have been called,

Ephesians 4:19

who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, that God has chosen you from the beginning to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us, and has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages of time,

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord:

1 Peter 1:14-16

as children of obedience, not conformed to your former lusts in your ignorance;

1 Peter 2:9-12

But ye are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness to his wonderful light;

1 Peter 2:21-22

For to this have ye been called; for Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model that ye should follow in his steps:

2 Peter 2:10

and specially those who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise lordship. Bold are they, self-willed; they do not fear speaking injuriously of dignities:

Leviticus 19:2

Speak unto all the assembly of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Holy shall ye be, for I Jehovah your God am holy.

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