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.

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