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1 Thessalonians 4:1-6 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as you are doing, you do so 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 you know what instructions we gave you through 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, your sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity; 3 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;
4 that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor, 4 that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable,
5 not in the passion of lust like heathen who do not know God; 5 not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
6 that no man transgress, and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we solemnly forewarned you. 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.