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1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from [a]sexual immorality; that each of you know how to [b]possess his own [c]vessel in sanctification and honor, not in [d]lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 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. For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but [e]in sanctification.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or fornication
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or acquire
  3. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 I.e. body; or wife
  4. 1 Thessalonians 4:5 Lit passion of lust
  5. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 I.e. in the state or sphere of
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 New International Version (NIV)

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or learn to live with your own wife; or learn to acquire a wife
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:6 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family.
New International Version (NIV)

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