Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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
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 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. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to be holy. 8 Therefore, whoever rejects this instruction is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.

Leviticus 11:44

because I, the LORD, am your God. Set yourselves apart and be holy, because I am holy. You are not to defile yourselves with any of the swarming creatures that swarm the earth.

Romans 1:7

To: Everyone in Rome, loved by God and called to be holy. May grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be yours!

Romans 8:29-30

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that the Son might be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Corinthians 1:2

To: God's church in Corinth, to those who have been sanctified by the Messiah Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah their Lord and ours.

Galatians 5:19

Now the actions of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity,

Ephesians 1:4

just as he chose us in the Messiah before the creation of the universe to be holy and blameless in his presence. In love

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.

Ephesians 4:1

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to live in a way that is worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

Ephesians 4:19

Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

At all times we are obligated to thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God chose you to be the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through faith in the truth.

2 Timothy 1:9

He saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our own accomplishments, but according to his own purpose and the grace that was given to us in the Messiah Jesus before time began.

Hebrews 12:14

Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Peter 1:14-16

As obedient children, do not be shaped by the desires that used to influence you when you were ignorant.

1 Peter 2:9-12

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people to be his very own and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:21-22

This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps.

2 Peter 2:10

especially those who satisfy their flesh by indulging in its passions and who despise authority.

Leviticus 19:2

"Tell the entire assembly of Israel that they are to be holy, since I, the LORD your God, am holy.

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