Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 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. 7 For God did not call us to impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore the one who rejects [this] [is] not rejecting man, but God, [who] also gives his Holy Spirit to you.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation [is] not from error or from impurity or with deceit,

Leviticus 11:44

because I [am] Yahweh your God, and you must keep yourselves sanctified, so that you shall be holy, because I [am] holy. And you must not make yourselves unclean with any swarmer that moves along on the land,

Romans 1:7

To all those in Rome who are loved by God, called [to be] saints. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:29-30

because [those] whom he foreknew, he also predestined [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, so that he should be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Corinthians 1:2

to the church of God sanctified in Christ Jesus that is in Corinth, called [to be] saints, together with all those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their [Lord] and ours.

Galatians 5:19

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are sexual immorality, impurity, licentiousness,

Ephesians 1:4

just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, [that] we should be holy and blameless before him in love,

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.

Ephesians 4:1

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to live in a manner worthy of the calling with which you were called:

Ephesians 4:19

who, becoming callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness, for the pursuit of all uncleanness in greediness.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

But we ought to give thanks to God always concerning you, brothers [dearly] loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you [as] first fruits for salvation by the sanctification of the Spirit and faith in the truth,

2 Timothy 1:9

who saved us and called [us] with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace that was given to us in Christ Jesus {before time began},

Hebrews 12:14

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

1 Peter 1:14-16

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former desires [you used to conform to] 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] possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,

1 Peter 2:21-22

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his footsteps,

2 Peter 2:10

and especially those who go after the flesh in defiling lust and who despise authority. Bold [and] arrogant, they do not tremble in awe [as they] blaspheme majestic beings,

Leviticus 19:2

"Speak to all the community of the {Israelites}, and say to them, 'You must be holy, because I, Yahweh your God, [am] holy.

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