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
    "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord..." Whether by word of knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures, or by word of prophecy and revelation; these things Paul often spoke about, and it was a fundamental part of the Doctrine of the Lord. Accuracy is absolutely important, as it is the truth revealed by God's Spirit about the things coming. No part of the truth is left for guessing.
  • Joshua
    If there was a 7 year tribulation period, then people in the tribulation period would know when Yeshua/Jesus will return. Christ Himself tells us that no man knows the day nor the hour of His coming, not even the angels of Heaven, but Our Heavenly father (Matthew 24:36).
  • Irene123
    Thanks Everett, for your research on 'rapture'; the Lord wants us 'to study' to shew ourselves approved - OF GOD.
  • Matt
    There is NO rapture, period. You will not even find it in scripture. As Paul stated, there is no way to prevent (precede) the dead, because they are with The Lord. All souls return to The Father (Ecc. ch. 12; 2nd Cor. ch. 5) until the great white throne judgment. At the trib. of the antichrist, The Holy Spirit will speak through His election (Rev. ch. 11) then the Real Christ returns: 7th trump.
  • Vincent wanyonyi makonge
    we thank you for what you are doing in kingdom of God . me i would like you to assist us with king jams bibles if possible my brethren God bless you
  • Norm
    David, verse 13 on applies to the righteous whom the LORD JESUS our Saviour corrected. He will Resurrect and Save His corrected as the world descends into descends into wrath, or hell. The wrath will correct the children of disobedience who refuse correction to this day. ALL perish in the wrath. Be blessed with love and truth in Christ. Amen. 1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Ecclesiasticus 51:12 For thou savedst me from destruction, and deliveredst me from the evil time: therefore will I give thanks, and praise thee, and bless they name, O Lord.

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