1 Thessalonians 4:3

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this is the will of God, euen your sanctification, that yee should absteine from fornication:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; {that is,} that you abstain from sexual immorality;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this is the will of God, `even' your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the purpose of God for you is this: that you may be holy, and may keep yourselves from the desires of the flesh;
- Basic English Bible

For this is [the] will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication;
- Darby Bible

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from lewdness.
- Webster's Bible

For this is God's will--your purity of life, that you abstain from fornication;
- Weymouth Bible

For this is the will of God: your sanctification, that you abstain from sexual immorality,
- World English Bible

For this is the wille of God, youre holynesse, that ye absteyne you fro fornycacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

for this is the will of God -- your sanctification; that ye abstain from the whoredom,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:3


4:3 Sanctification - Entire holiness of heart and life: particular branches of it are subjoined. That ye abstain from fornication - A beautiful transition from sanctification to a single branch of the contrary; and this shows that nothing is so seemingly distant, or below our thoughts, but we have need to guard against it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:3


1Th 4:3 This is the will of God. What he had taught them was the will of God and needful to their sanctification, or holiness of life. That ye should abstain from fornication. The student of the Epistles will note how often this command is repeated to Gentile churches, a fact easily explained when we remember that fornication was considered no sin among the heathen.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4:3

  • 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.
  • Fornication is the great demotion to Christian believers , and as young Christians we should run away from it, even on social networks, it is better to not use social network than sinning if it leads you to sin.
  • Cheryl lynn for verse 3
    People like to justify fornication. Stay away from premarital sex. It is better to marry than to burn.

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