1 Thessalonians 5:23

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the very God of peace sanctifie you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit, and soule, and body be preserued blamelesse vnto the comming of our Lord Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And may the God of peace himself make you holy in every way; and may your spirit and soul and body be free from all sin at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Basic English Bible

Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Darby Bible

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

And may God Himself who gives peace, make you entirely holy; and may your spirits, souls and bodies be preserved complete and be found blameless at the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- World English Bible

And God hym silf of pees make you hooli bi alle thingis, that youre spirit be kept hool, and soule, and bodi, without pleynt, in the comyng of oure Lord Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the God of the peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved unblameably in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:23


5:23 And may the God of peace sanctify you - By the peace he works in you, which is a great means of sanctification. Wholly - The word signifies wholly and perfectly; every part and all that concerns you; all that is of or about you. And may the whole of you, the spirit and the soul and the body - Just before he said you; now he denominates them from their spiritual state. The spirit - #Gal 6:8|; wishing that it may be preserved whole and entire: then from their natural state, the soul and the body; (for these two make up the whole nature of man, #Matt 10:28|;) wishing it may be preserved blameless till the coming of Christ. To explain this a little further: of the three here mentioned, only the two last are the natural constituent parts of man. The first is adventitious, and the supernatural gift of God, to be found in Christians only. That man cannot possibly consist of three parts, appears hence: The soul is either matter or not matter: there is no medium. But if it is matter, it is part of the body: if not matter, it coincides with the Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:23


1Th 5:23 The very God of peace. Who bestows peace of soul. Sanctify you wholly. Make you holy in every respect. Your whole spirit and soul and body. Let the whole man "be preserved blameless".

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5:23

  • Ben weaver for verse 23
    As I have come to believe; we are a soul, have a personal spirit/life aspect, and live in a body. Our soul (psuche) is said to be the home of the will, emotions, and the intellect, our personal identity i.e. The descendants of Jacob were 70 souls. In creation, God formed man's body from the dust, breathed the breath of life, Spirit and man became a living soul. So I think we are souls having a spirit. Other spirits can reside there presenting their wares for our souls to choose or reject, hense temptation. Only by God's Spirit can one evict evil spirits. All three aspects can become addicted to various poisons. If one is restrained from a harmful substance, the body overcomes the need for it, but the soul may still be addicted and pull the body back to ruin.

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