1 Thessalonians 4:7
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English Standard Version
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

Weymouth New Testament
God has not called us to an unclean life, but to one of purity.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Unto uncleanness (ἐπὶ ἀκαθαρσίᾳ)

Better, for uncleanness; ἐπὶ denoting aim or intention. The intention is viewed as the basis of the act (ἐπὶ upon). Comp. Galatians 5:13; Ephesians 2:10.

In sanctification (ἐν)

Note the change of preposition. Sanctification is the characteristic life-element of the Christian, in which he is to live. Comp. in peace, 1 Corinthians 7:15; in hope, Ephesians 4:4.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy...

Leviticus 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them, You 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...

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints...

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has 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 to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

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...

1 Peter 2:9-12,21,22 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

uncleanness.

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 to 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, self-willed...

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive,

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

1 Peter 1:15
but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

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