1 Thessalonians 4:8

“He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also giuen vnto vs his holy Spirit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So, he who rejects {this} is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore he that rejecteth, rejecteth not man, but God, who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever, then, goes against this word, goes against not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
- Basic English Bible

He therefore that [in this] disregards [his brother], disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy Spirit to you.
- Darby Bible

He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given to us his holy Spirit.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore a defiant spirit in such a case provokes not man but God, who puts His Holy Spirit into your hearts.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore he who rejects this doesn't reject man, but God, who has also given his Holy Spirit to you.
- World English Bible

Therfor he that dispisith these thingis, dispisith not man, but God, that also yaf his holi spirit in vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

he, therefore, who is despising -- doth not despise man, but God, who also did give His Holy Spirit to us.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:8


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 4:8


1Th 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God. Who considers not the rights and welfare of his fellow-beings, and invades the purity of the home, let him know that it is God he despises, not man. God has required of him holiness instead of uncleanness. Who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. The temple of the Holy Spirit must be holy. To defile it, that is ourselves, is to insult God.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 4

  • Angela
    I love the comment quoting Colossians 3:3,4: "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." I am part of the dead in Christ when I die to self and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 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

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