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1 Thessalonians 4:7

    1 Thessalonians 4:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

    World English Bible

    For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:7

    God hath not called us unto uncleanness - He is the creator of male and female, and the institutor of marriage, and he has called men and women to this state; but the end of this and all the other callings of God to man is holiness, not uncleanness. And they who use the marriage state as he directs, will find it conducive to their holiness and perfection.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 4:7

    For God hath not called us unto uncleanness - When he called us to be his followers, it was not that we should lead lives of impurity, but of holiness. We should, therefore, fulfil the purposes for which we were called into his kingdom. The word "uncleanness" (ἀκαθαρσία akatharsia), means, properly, "impurity, filth;" and then, in a moral sense, "pollution, lewdness," as opposed to chastity; Romans 1:24; Romans 6:19; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5.