New American Standard Bible
not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
King James Bible
Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
Darby Bible Translation
(not in passionate desire, even as the nations who know not God,)
World English Bible
not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who don't know God;
Young's Literal Translation
not in the affection of desire, as also the nations that were not knowing God,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Not in the lust of concupiscence - In gross gratifications.
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John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
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Pour out Your wrath upon the nations which do not know You, And upon the kingdoms which do not call upon Your name.
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You And on the families that do not call Your name; For they have devoured Jacob; They have devoured him and consumed him And have laid waste his habitation.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods.
remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
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