1 Thessalonians 4:8
New International Version
Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.

New Living Translation
Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

English Standard Version
Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Berean Study Bible
Anyone, then, who rejects this command does not reject man but God, the very One who gives you His Holy Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
So then, the one rejecting this does not disregard man but God, the One also giving His Holy Spirit to you.

New American Standard Bible
So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

King James Bible
He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
Consequently, anyone who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

Contemporary English Version
So if you don't obey these rules, you are not really disobeying us. Instead, you are disobeying God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

Good News Translation
So then, whoever rejects this teaching is not rejecting a human being, but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, the person who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who also gives you His Holy Spirit.

International Standard Version
Therefore, whoever rejects this instruction is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

NET Bible
Consequently the one who rejects this is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given his Holy Spirit to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, whoever defrauds, does not defraud a man, but God, he who gives his Spirit of Holiness among you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, whoever rejects this [order] is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.

New American Standard 1977
Consequently, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He therefore that despises us, does not despise man, but God, who has also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

American King James Version
He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given to us his holy Spirit.

American Standard Version
Therefore he that rejecteth, rejecteth not man, but God, who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but God, who also hath given his holy Spirit in us.

Darby Bible Translation
He therefore that [in this] disregards [his brother], disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy Spirit to you.

English Revised Version
Therefore he that rejecteth, rejecteth not man, but God, who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given to us his holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore a defiant spirit in such a case provokes not man but God, who puts His Holy Spirit into your hearts.

World English Bible
Therefore he who rejects this doesn't reject man, but God, who has also given his Holy Spirit to you.

Young's Literal Translation
he, therefore, who is despising -- doth not despise man, but God, who also did give His Holy Spirit to us.
Study Bible
Living to Please God
7For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness. 8Anyone, then, who rejects this command does not reject man but God, the very One who gives you His Holy Spirit. 9Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another.…
Cross References
Exodus 16:8
And Moses added, "The LORD will give you meat to eat this evening and bread to fill you in the morning, for He has heard your grumbling against Him. Who are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."

Luke 10:16
Whoever listens to you listens to Me; whoever rejects you rejects Me; and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

Romans 5:5
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

2 Corinthians 1:22
placed His seal on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a pledge of what is to come.

Galatians 4:6
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"

1 John 3:24
Whoever keeps His commandments remains in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He remains in us: by the Spirit He has given us.

Treasury of Scripture

He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given to us his holy Spirit.

despiseth.

1 Samuel 8:7
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

1 Samuel 10:19
And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.

John 12:48
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

despiseth not.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 23:9
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Isaiah 49:7
Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

who.

Nehemiah 9:30
Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

Acts 5:3,4
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? …

1 Corinthians 2:10
But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.







Lexicon
Anyone,
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

then,
τοιγαροῦν (toigaroun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5105: Consequently, therefore, well then, so then. From toi and gar and oun; truly for then, i.e. Consequently.

who rejects [this command]
ἀθετῶν (athetōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 114: From a compound of a and a derivative of tithemi; to set aside, i.e. to disesteem, neutralize or violate.

{does} not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

reject
ἀθετεῖ (athetei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 114: From a compound of a and a derivative of tithemi; to set aside, i.e. to disesteem, neutralize or violate.

man
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

God,
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

the very [One who]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gives
διδόντα (didonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Holy
ἅγιον (hagion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit.
Πνεῦμα (Pneuma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.
(8) "So you see that to act contumeliously in the matter is to act contumeliously not only towards your neighbour, but towards God Himself, and that, too, after He has given you a gift which should have preserved you from these corruptions."

He . . . that despiseth.--The verb means to treat as insignificant either persons or things. Here the object is not supplied in the first instance, in order to heighten the effect of the second clause. If we were to supply it, it would include all the rights which the unclean liver spurns, "the commandments which we (mere men as you thought us) gave you," the "brother" whose domestic happiness has been invaded, the unfortunate victim herself, and, finally, the "honour" due to the sinner's own body. Since it was God who ordered the relations in which we all stand to one another, contempt for these relations is contempt for Him.

Who hath also given.--Mistranslated for "who also gave." St. Paul is looking back to the day when he confirmed them; for the right reading is not "unto us," but "unto you," or more correctly "into you"--i.e., "to enter into you, and dwell there" (John 14:17, and many other places). The word "holy" in the original is very emphatically put:" Who also gave His Spirit--His Holy Spirit--to enter you," thus bringing out the startling contrast between such foul lives and the holiness which befitted and was possible (Romans 6:14; Romans 8:3-4) for men in whom the Holy Ghost, communicated by the laying on of hands, vouchsafed to dwell.

Verse 8. - He therefore that despiseth; or, as it is in the margin, rejecteth (R.V.). What is rejected is either the above commands to moral purity, or the Christian calling to holiness, or, better still, Paul himself, as the organ of God. Despiseth; or, rejecteth. Not man; that is, not me, as if the commands were given from myself - were of mere human origin. But God; the Giver of these commands. So also Peter said unto Ananias, "Thou hast not lied unto man, but unto God" (Acts 5:4); and our Lord says, "He that rejecteth you rejecteth me" (Luke 10:16). Who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit. If this is the correct reading, then the apostle here again asserts his own inspiration, and that in the strongest and plainest terms. The best manuscripts, however, read, "who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you" (R.V.) - a strong enforcement of holiness, inasmuch as the Holy Spirit was given them for the express purpose of producing holiness within them. 4:1-8 To abide in the faith of the gospel is not enough, we must abound in the work of faith. The rule according to which all ought to walk and act, is the commandments given by the Lord Jesus Christ. Sanctification, in the renewal of their souls under the influences of the Holy Spirit, and attention to appointed duties, constituted the will of God respecting them. In aspiring after this renewal of the soul unto holiness, strict restraint must be put upon the appetites and senses of the body, and on the thoughts and inclinations of the will, which lead to wrong uses of them. The Lord calls none into his family to live unholy lives, but that they may be taught and enabled to walk before him in holiness. Some make light of the precepts of holiness, because they hear them from men; but they are God's commands, and to break them is to despise God.
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