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1 Thessalonians 4:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For God did not call us, with a permission of impurity, but, in sanctification.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for God did not call us on uncleanness, but in sanctification;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For God hath not called vs vnto vncleannesse, but vnto holinesse.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For Aloha hath not called us to uncleanness, but unto sanctification.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For God did not call you unto impurity, but to sanctification.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
hath y2564
[2564] Standard
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
called 2564
{2564} Prime
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
us 2248
{2248} Prime
Accusative plural of G1473; us.
unto 1909
{1909} Prime
A primary preposition properly meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution [with the genitive case], that is, over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.
uncleanness, 167
{0167} Prime
From G0169; impurity (the quality), physically or morally.
but 235
{0235} Prime
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
unto 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
holiness. 38
{0038} Prime
From G0037; properly purification, that is, (the state) purity; concretely (by Hebraism) a purifier.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 4:7

_ _ unto uncleannessGreek, “for the purpose of.”

_ _ unto — rather as Greek, “in”; marking that “holiness” is the element in which our calling has place; in a sphere of holiness. Saint is another name for Christian.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Leviticus 11:44 For I [am] the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I [am] holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God [am] holy.
Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:29-30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. ... Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: ... Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: ... Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
1 Peter 2:9-12 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: ... Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 2:21-22 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: ... Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:


1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
2 Peter 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
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