For this is the will of God, (A)your sanctification:[a] (B)that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own (C)body[b] in holiness and (D)honor, not in (E)the passion of lust (F)like the Gentiles (G)who do not know God; that no one transgress and (H)wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is (I)an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For (J)God has not called us for (K)impurity, but in holiness. Therefore (L)whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, (M)who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or your holiness
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or how to take a wife for himself; Greek how to possess his own vessel

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