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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 1 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified . 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
8 He therefore that despiseth , despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. 8 Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 9 Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; 10 And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.
11 And that ye study to be quiet , and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.