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.

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