1 Thessalonians 4:4-6Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
4 that each of you know-how to acquire[a]control of his own vessel[b] in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of[c] desire[d] as indeed the Gentiles not knowing God; 6 that[e] no one overstep[f] and exploit[g] his brother[h] in the matter[i]. Because the Lord is the avenger concerning all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly-warned.
1 Thessalonians 4:4That is, his own body. In this case, Paul is referring to self-mastery with regard to sexual desires, and ‘each of you’ means ‘all of you’ all the time. Or, ‘acquire his own vessel’; that is, his own wife. In this case Paul is referring to premarital purity, and ‘each of you’ means ‘the unmarried’.
1 Thessalonians 4:6There is a grammatical change here from the previous two ‘that’ statements. Paul may be restating the previous two points from a different perspective. Or, this may indicate he is changing to a new subject, business relations.
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