1 Thessalonians 4:4

“That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That euery one of you should know how to possesse his vessell in sanctification and honour:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that every one of you may keep his body holy and in honour;
- Basic English Bible

that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honour,
- Darby Bible

That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;
- Webster's Bible

that each man among you shall know how to procure a wife who shall be his own in purity and honour;
- Weymouth Bible

that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
- World English Bible

That ech of you kunne welde his vessel in holynesse, and onour;
- Wycliffe Bible

that each of you know his own vessel to possess in sanctification and honour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:4


4:4 That every one know - For this requires knowledge, as well as chastity. To possess his vessel - His wife. In sanctification and honour - So as neither to dishonour God or himself, nor to obstruct, but further, holiness; remembering, marriage is not designed to inflame, but to conquer, natural desires.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:4


1Th 4:4 Each one of you should know how to possess his vessel. Should restrain his bodily desires, and make even his appetites holy.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4

  • BSP
    Verse 11: This verse gives excellent advice on how we should live our lives. Minding our own business can help us to focus on ourselves and make any needed improvements.
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 4:16, Jesus will shout with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, to meet the saved believers in the Lord dead or alive in the clouds. This is the Rapture that will happen first, then the 7 year tribulation will start. The second coming of Jesus the Angels will sound the great trumpet, Matthew 24:31, and the Angels will snatch away the wicked, Matthew 23:41-43.
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: This is one of the mystery that Paul explains, the Rapter. Now the 7 year tribulation is a another event, they will be a snatching away of the wicked. Both are different.
  • A disciple
    Dear Sharron Pettis; I think there is a lot of 'unnecessary' misunderstanding about the Day of the LORD, and the Catching Away of the Saints. We have been told abundantly by the Lord, that we are appointed to tribulation and trial while we are here, till He comes. For us it is a mark of son-ship that we may be changed into our Father's image and likeness. For the ungodly it is a foretaste of hell.
  • Sharron Pettis
    Everyone is having difficulty with this, especially the rapture! Is He coming to take believers in the twinkling of an eye OR NOT? I was brought up having been taught YES. Now everyone putting a different spin on it all! Who can know which interpretation is correct?!?!? I thought we were not appointed to wrath and no these are saying it's so! What is the truth and does everyone just see it
  • Joyce ingram
    hi been hearing this passage all my life its real Jesus is coming back soon fact

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