3 For this is [the] will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication;

References for 1 Thessalonians 4:3

    • b 4:3 - The article is not before 'will' in Greek, and the force is much increased thereby. It is not merely the fact that God wills so, but it is a matter of God's will. God is looked at as a person in authority (not merely a divine Being), but the will is looked at characteristically, not merely as a fact that he so wills. This is of such a character that God himself wills it.