Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But this I say by way of concession, not of command.

King James Version

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

Holman Bible

I say this as a concession, not as a command.

International Standard Version

But I say this as a concession, not as a command.

A Conservative Version

But I say this from concession not from commandment.

American Standard Version

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

Amplified

But I am saying this more as a matter of permission and concession, not as a command or regulation.

An Understandable Version

But I am telling you this by way of [granting you] permission and not as a command.

Anderson New Testament

But this I say by permission, not by commandment:

Bible in Basic English

But this I say as my opinion, and not as an order of the Lord.

Common New Testament

I say this by way of concession, not of command.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but as for the rest, I speak it by way of counsel, and not of command.

Darby Translation

But this I say, as consenting to, not as commanding it.

Godbey New Testament

But I speak this according to knowledge, not according to commandment.

Goodspeed New Testament

But I mean this as a concession, not a command.

John Wesley New Testament

But I say this by way of advice, not by way of precept. For I would that all men were even as myself:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But I speak this by permission, and not by commandment.

Julia Smith Translation

And this I say according to indulgence, not according to order.

King James 2000

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I say this as a concession, not as a command.

Modern King James verseion

But I speak this according to permission, not according to commandment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This I say of favour, not of commandment.

Moffatt New Testament

But what I have just said is by way of concession, not command.

Montgomery New Testament

But what I have just said is by way of concession, not command.

NET Bible

I say this as a concession, not as a command.

New Heart English Bible

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

Noyes New Testament

But I say this by way of permission, not command.

Sawyer New Testament

But this I say by suggestion, not by command.

The Emphasized Bible

This, however I am saying, by way of concession, not of injunction;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But in this I speak my opinion only, not authoritatively.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I say this, however, as a concession, not as a command.

Webster

But I speak this by permission, and not as a commandment.

Weymouth New Testament

Thus much in the way of concession, not of command.

Williams New Testament

But I say this by way of concession, not by way of command.

World English Bible

But this I say by way of concession, not of commandment.

Worrell New Testament

But this I say by way of permission, not of command.

Worsley New Testament

But I say this by way of permission, not of command:

Youngs Literal Translation

and this I say by way of concurrence -- not of command,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

by
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

συγγνώμη 
Suggnome 
Usage: 1

and not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

of
κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

References

Context Readings

Concerning Christian Marriage

5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 But this I say by way of concession, not of command. 7 Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 8:8

I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.

1 Corinthians 7:12

But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord, but I give an opinion as one who by the mercy of the Lord is trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 11:17

What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.

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