1 Thessalonians

King James Version (KJV)

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1 Thessalonians 4:5

“Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not in the lust of concupiscence, euen as the Gentiles which know not God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who know not God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not in the passion of evil desires, like the Gentiles, who have no knowledge of God;
- Basic English Bible

(not in passionate desire, even as the nations who know not God,)
- Darby Bible

Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles who know not God:
- Webster's Bible

that you be not overmastered by lustful cravings, like the Gentiles who have no knowledge of God;
- Weymouth Bible

not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who don't know God;
- World English Bible

not in passioun of lust, as hethene men that knowen not God.
- Wycliffe Bible

not in the affection of desire, as also the nations that were not knowing God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:5

4:5 Not in passionate desire - Which had no place in man when in a state of innocence. Who know not God - And so may naturally seek happiness in a creature. What seemingly accidental words slide in; and yet how fine, and how vastly important!

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:5

1Th 4:5 Even as the Gentiles which know not God. Even the greatest of heathen moralists, Socrates, instructed a harlot how she should conduct her shameful business. The heathen moralists condemned unchastity only in the case of a childbearing wife, as it would wrong her husband not to know the paternity of her children.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4

  • Phineas masaku
    There's resurrection after death as Jesus did.
  • Joe Louis for verse 3
    Thank you and God bless you. It is nice and wonderful. God bless you for these translations and scripts. The scriptures are still alive.
  • Denice Felker
    There is no where in the Bible the word rapture whoever started this is wrong my understanding is when Jesus comes back he is only coming once but by saying there is a rapture your saying Jesus comes down takes us up and then comes down again That is not true Jesus is coming once only once and I will never understand who has the right to add words to Gods word that isn 't even there Teach the truth because we have the right to know the truth.
  • Eusebia mpofu for verse 16
    The dead in christ wll rise first it means those who did their expectations lived arcoding to the bible,and died doing wht god wants not what they want wll hear his voice first and arise to eternaly life .but the anti christ and those pierced him wll rise later to their doom.they wll moan and wail because of him
  • Smith
    When the rapture comes only those who meet the requirements of this age, will raise from the dead to meet Jesus in the clouds. the rest of the dead from law or old testament days will remain in the grave until Christ second coming when he will sit on the throne of his glory. right after the battle of Armageddon. then he will set up his millennium empire on earth.
  • Word
    Debra those that have died are with Christ and will return with Him. No spirit or soul is in a grave 6 feet under. Those that are with Christ return with Him and He brings them and at the 7th trump we will ALL change and meet them when they return here on earth. Not a fly away anywhere just here when He sets up His throne.

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