But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. (A)The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.

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(A)Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, (B)so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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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;

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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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