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

  • A disciple
    "..we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.." When Noah and his family and all the animals were safely shut in by the LORD with him inside the ark; there was no more reason to restrain the windows of heaven and the fountains of the great deep; and the cataclysm of waters overthrew the whole earth. When Lot and his wife and daughters were safely out of Sodom; the LORD rained fire.
  • Masunah Williams
    At this time, I am praying and asking God for true understanding of 'the day of Christ' and ' the day of the Lord's.
  • Lilian
    Jesus will come in the clouds of heaven with the Trumpet Angels are praising him this is the time were God will take out the Church as a bride and his people thats why if you will be found in the Church praising and worshiping and serving Jesus you will surely be save amen
  • Frank
    It means the rapture is fixen to happen , trump means in quietness , he not going to sound the trumpet like everyone say, the trumpet is going to heard , in the second coming of CHRIST after the 7 years tribulation is passed...
  • Steve morrow
    ARE YOU OBEDIENT OR DISOBEDIENT --- ACTS 5:20 GO STAND AND SPEAK IN THE TEMPLE TO THE PEOPLE --ALL THE WORDS--OF THIS LIFE COLOSSIANS 1:23 ---IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 5:29 AND SHALL COME FORTH THEY THAT HAVE DONE GOOD UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE AND THEY THAT HAVE DONE EVIL UNTO THE RESURRECTION OF DAMNATION 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 FOR WE MUST --- ALL --- APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST THAT EVERYONE MAY RECEIVE THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY ACCORDING TO THAT HE HATH DONE WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD

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