New Living Translation
Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor--
King James Bible
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
Darby Bible Translation
that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honour,
World English Bible
that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
Young's Literal Translation
that each of you know his own vessel to possess in sanctification and honour,
1 Thessalonians 4:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:4 That every one know - For this requires knowledge, as well as chastity. To possess his vessel - His wife. In sanctification and honour - So as neither to dishonour God or himself, nor to obstruct, but further, holiness; remembering, marriage is not designed to inflame, but to conquer, natural desires.
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TEXT: "My beloved is mine, and I am his."--Sol. Song 2:16. "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."--Sol. Song 6:3. "I am my beloved's and his desire is toward me."--Sol. Song 7:10. These three texts should be read together, and the significant change found in each text as the thought unfolds should be studied carefully. They remind one of three mountain peaks one rising higher than the other until the third is lifted into the very heavens. Indeed, if one should live in the spirit of this …
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"Pray Without Ceasing"
1 Samuel 21:5
"Don't worry," David replied. "I never allow my men to be with women when they are on a campaign. And since they stay clean even on ordinary trips, how much more on this one!"
So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies.
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they can't control themselves, they should go ahead and marry. It's better to marry than to burn with lust.
2 Corinthians 4:7
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
1 Peter 3:7
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
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