New International Version
For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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1 Thessalonians 2:3
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
1 Peter 1:15
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
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