New American Standard Bible
For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
King James Bible
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Darby Bible Translation
For God has not called us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.
World English Bible
For God called us not for uncleanness, but in sanctification.
Young's Literal Translation
for God did not call us on uncleanness, but in sanctification;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
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1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
1 Peter 1:15
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
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