Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Wife, you might be able to save your husband. Husband, you might be able to save your wife.

New American Standard Bible

For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

King James Version

For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

Holman Bible

For you, wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Or you, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?

A Conservative Version

For how do thou know, O wife, whether thou will save thy husband? Or how will thou know, O husband, whether thou will save thy wife?

American Standard Version

For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O husband, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

Amplified

For, wife, how can you be sure of converting and saving your husband? Husband, how can you be sure of converting and saving your wife?

An Understandable Version

How can you know, [Christian] wife, whether or not you will [be able to] convert your husband? Or how can you know, [Christian] husband, whether or not you will [be able to] convert you wife?

Anderson New Testament

For how do you know, wife, but that you may save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, but that you may save your wife?

Bible in Basic English

For how may you be certain, O wife, that you will not be the cause of salvation to your husband? or you, O husband, that you may not do the same for your wife?

Common New Testament

For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

Daniel Mace New Testament

O wife, but you may save your husband? or how do you know, O man, but you may save your wife?

Darby Translation

For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save thy husband? or what knowest thou, O husband, if thou shalt save thy wife?

Godbey New Testament

For what do you know, O wife, if you shall save your husband? And what do you know, O husband, if you shall save your wife?

Goodspeed New Testament

For how do you wives know whether you will save your husbands? Or how do you husbands know whether you will save your wives?

John Wesley New Testament

For how knowest thou, O wife, but thou mayst save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O husband, but thou mayst save thy wife?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or what knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

Julia Smith Translation

For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save the husband or what knowest thou, O hushand, if thou shalt save the wife?

King James 2000

For how do you know, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? or how do you know, O man, whether you shall save your wife?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

Modern King James verseion

For what do you know, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? Or what do you know, O man, whether you shall save your wife?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For how knowest thou o woman, whether thou shalt save that man or no? Other, how knowest thou o man, whether thou shalt save that woman or no?

Moffatt New Testament

O wife, how do you know you may not save your husband? O husband, how do you know you may not save your wife?

Montgomery New Testament

For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

NET Bible

For how do you know, wife, whether you will bring your husband to salvation? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will bring your wife to salvation?

New Heart English Bible

For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

Noyes New Testament

For how dost thou know, O wife, but that thou mayst save thy husband? or how dost thou know, O husband, but that thou mayst save thy wife?

Sawyer New Testament

For how do you know, wife, that you will not save your husband? or how do you know, husband, that you will not save your wife?

The Emphasized Bible

For how knowest thou, O woman, whether, thy husband, thou shalt save? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether, thy wife, thou shalt save?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For how knowest thou, O wife, but thou shalt save thy husband? and how knowest thou, O husband, but thou shalt save thy wife?

Twentieth Century New Testament

How can you tell, wife, whether you may not save your husband? and how can you tell, husband, whether you may not save your wife?

Webster

For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

Weymouth New Testament

For what assurance have you, O woman, as to whether you will save your husband? Or what assurance have you, O man, as to whether you will save your wife?

Williams New Testament

For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

World English Bible

For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

Worrell New Testament

For what do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or what do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

Worsley New Testament

But God hath called us to peace; for how knowest thou, O wife, but thou shalt save thy husband; or how knowest thou, O husband, but thou shalt save thy wife?

Youngs Literal Translation

for what, hast thou known, O wife, whether the husband thou shalt save? or what, hast thou known, O husband, whether the wife thou shalt save?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

knowest thou
εἴδω 
Eido 
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519
Usage: 519

O wife
γυνή 
Gune 
Usage: 187

εἰ 
Ei 
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218
Usage: 218

thou shalt save
σώζω 
Sozo 
σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79
Usage: 79

ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man, husband, sir, fellow, not tr
Usage: 198

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

how
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

O man
ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man, husband, sir, fellow, not tr
Usage: 198

References

Watsons

Context Readings

About Married People

15 But if the unbelieving partner leaves, let him go. In such cases the brother or sister is not under obligation. God has called you to live in peace. 16 Wife, you might be able to save your husband. Husband, you might be able to save your wife. 17 Nevertheless, everyone should live the life that the Lord gave him and to which God called him. This is my rule in all the churches.



Cross References

Romans 11:14

in the hope that I can make my people jealous and save some of them.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who wins people is wise.

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you that there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak I became weak in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some of them.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to your life and your teaching. Persevere in these things, because if you do so, you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.

James 5:19-20

My brothers, if one of you wanders away from the truth and somebody brings him back,

1 Peter 3:1-2

In a similar way, you wives must submit yourselves to your husbands so that, even if some of them refuse to obey the word, they may be won over without a word through your conduct as wives

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