For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you (A)abstain from sexual immorality; that (B)each of you know how to [a]possess his own [b](C)vessel in sanctification and (D)honor, not in [c](E)lustful passion, like the Gentiles who (F)do not know God; and that no one violate the rights and (G)take advantage of his brother or sister (H)in the matter, because (I)the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also (J)told you previously and solemnly warned you. For (K)God has not called us for [d](L)impurity, but in sanctification.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or acquire
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 I.e., body; or wife
  3. 1 Thessalonians 4:5 Lit passion of lust
  4. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 I.e., moral corruption

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