Parallel Verses

Amplified

I say this to move you to shame. Can it be that there really is not one man among you who [in action is governed by piety and integrity and] is wise and competent enough to decide [the private grievances, disputes, and quarrels] between members of the brotherhood,

New American Standard Bible

I say this to your shame Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,

King James Version

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

Holman Bible

I say this to your shame! Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who is able to arbitrate between his brothers?

International Standard Version

I say this to make you feel ashamed. Has it come to this, that there is not one person among you who is wise enough to settle disagreements between brothers?

A Conservative Version

I speak shame about you. So there is not among you not even one wise man who will be able to arbitrate between his brother?

American Standard Version

I say this to move you to shame. What, cannot there be found among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,

An Understandable Version

I am saying this to make you ashamed. Can there not be found one wise person [there] among you who is able to decide [on a matter] between his [Christian] brothers?

Anderson New Testament

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you a wise man, not even one, who shall be able to arbitrate between his brethren?

Bible in Basic English

I say this to put you to shame. Is there not among you one wise man who may be able to give a decision between his brothers?

Common New Testament

I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no man among you wise enough to decide between his brethren,

Daniel Mace New Testament

what, is there not a man of experience amongst you, capable of being arbitrator between his brethren?

Darby Translation

I speak to you to put you to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!

Godbey New Testament

I speak this to your shame. Is there not one wise man among you who shall be able to judge between his brother?

Goodspeed New Testament

I ask it to shame you. Has it come to this, that there is not a single wise man among you who could settle a disagreement between one brother and another,

John Wesley New Testament

I speak to your shame. What, is there not so much as one wise man among you, that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?

Julia Smith Translation

For confusion I speak to you. So is there not one wise with you, who will be able to judge between his brother?

King James 2000

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

Lexham Expanded Bible

I say [this] to your shame. So is there not anyone wise among you who will be able to render a decision between his brothers?

Modern King James verseion

For I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not a wise one among you, not even one in your midst who shall be able to judge between his brother?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This I say to your shame. Is there utterly no wise man among you? What, not one at all? That can judge between brother and brother?

Moffatt New Testament

I say this to put you to shame. Has it come to this, that there is not a single wise man among you who could decide a dispute between members of the brotherhood,

Montgomery New Testament

I say this to shame you. Is it so that there is not among you a single wise man, capable of deciding between a man and his brother?

NET Bible

I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians?

New Heart English Bible

I say this to move you to shame. Is not there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?

Noyes New Testament

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not one that will be able to judge between his brethren?

Sawyer New Testament

I speak to your shame. Is there not now a wise man among you? not one who can judge between his brothers?

The Emphasized Bible

With a view to shame you, am I speaking. So, is it possible that there is among you - not so much as one wise man, who shall be able to judge between his brethren, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I speak to you to shame you. Is it so, that there is not among you a wise man? Not so much as one who is able to judge between one brother and another?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Can it be that there is not one man among you wise enough to decide between two of his Brothers?

Webster

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that will be able to judge between his brethren?

Weymouth New Testament

I say this to put you to shame. Has it come to this, that there does not exist among you a single wise man competent to decide between a man and his brother,

Williams New Testament

I ask this to make you blush with shame. Has it come to this, that there is not a single wise man among you who could settle a grievance of one brother against another,

World English Bible

I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?

Worrell New Testament

I speak to your shame! Is it so, that there is not among you even one wise man, who will be able to judge between his brethren?

Worsley New Testament

I speak it to your shame. What! is there not one wise man among you, that is able to judge between his bretheren?

Youngs Literal Translation

unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I speak
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ἐντροπή 
Entrope 
Usage: 2

Is it
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

that there is not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

a wise
σοφός 
Sophos 
Usage: 19

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

no, not
οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

one
εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

shall be able
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

to judge
διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

μέσος 
mesos 
Usage: 48

his

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Lawsuits Between Believers

4 If then you do have such cases of everyday life to decide, why do you appoint [as judges to lay them before] those who [from the standpoint] of the church count for least and are without standing? 5 I say this to move you to shame. Can it be that there really is not one man among you who [in action is governed by piety and integrity and] is wise and competent enough to decide [the private grievances, disputes, and quarrels] between members of the brotherhood, 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before [Gentile judges who are] unbelievers [without faith or trust in the Gospel of Christ]?


Cross References

1 Corinthians 4:14

I do not write this to shame you, but to warn and counsel you as my beloved children.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Awake [ from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of God [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of God's presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame.

Proverbs 14:8

The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.

Acts 1:15

Now on one of those days Peter arose among the brethren, the whole number of whom gathered together was about a hundred and twenty.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!

1 Corinthians 11:14

Does not the native sense of propriety (experience, common sense, reason) itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is a dishonor [humiliating and degrading] to him,

James 1:5

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

James 3:13-18

Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.

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