1 Thessalonians 4:7

“For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God hath not called vs vnto vncleannesse, but vnto holinesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because it is God's purpose that our way of life may be not unclean but holy.
- Basic English Bible

For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.
- Darby Bible

For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.
- Webster's Bible

God has not called us to an unclean life, but to one of purity.
- Weymouth Bible

For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.
- World English Bible

For God clepide not vs in to vnclennesse, but in to holynesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God did not call us on uncleanness, but in sanctification;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Thessalonians 4:7

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:7


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!

4:6 In this matter - By violating his bed. The things forbidden, here are three: fornication, #1Th 4:3|; the passion of desire, or inordinate affection in the married state, #1Th 4:5|; and the breach of the marriage contract.

4:8 He that despiseth - The commandments we gave. Despiseth God - Himself. Who hath also given you his Holy Spirit - To convince you of the truth, and enable you to be holy. What naked majesty of words! How oratorical, and yet with what great simplicity! - a simplicity that does not impair, but improve, the understanding to the utmost; that, like the rays of heat through a glass, collects all the powers of reason into one orderly point, from being scattered abroad in utter confusion.

4:9 We need not write - Largely. For ye are taught of God - By his Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:7


1Th 4:7 Unto holiness. The Christian calling demands purity of life.

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