Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 holiness [to be dedicated, and set apart by behavior that pleases Him, whether in public or in private].

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.

Julia Smith Translation

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

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

Images 1 Thessalonians 4:7

Context Readings

Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

6 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. 7 For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given unto us his Holy Spirit.


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 the LORD your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall you defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

Romans 1:7

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

Romans 8:29-30

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

1 Corinthians 1:2

Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness,

Ephesians 1:4

According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation by which you are called,

Ephesians 4:19

Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto licentiousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of 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 given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Hebrews 12:14

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

1 Peter 1:14-16

As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1 Peter 2:9-12

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

1 Peter 2:21-22

For even to this were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps:

2 Peter 2:10

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise authority. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of the glorious ones.

Leviticus 19:2

Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, You shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.

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