Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And though there be that are called "gods," whether in heaven or in earth - as there be "gods" many and "lords" many -

New American Standard Bible

For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,

King James Version

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

Holman Bible

For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth—as there are many “gods” and many “lords”—

International Standard Version

For even if there are "gods" in heaven and on earth (as indeed there are many so-called "gods" and "lords"),

A Conservative Version

For also since there are things called gods, whether in heaven or on the earth, as there are many gods and many lords,

American Standard Version

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;

Amplified

For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords,

An Understandable Version

For [even] if there were things called "gods," whether in heaven or on earth; [and even if] there were many "gods" and many "lords,"

Anderson New Testament

For though there are those which are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are many gods, and many lords,)

Bible in Basic English

For though there are those who have the name of gods, in heaven or on earth, as there are a number of gods and a number of lords,

Common New Testament

For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"),

Daniel Mace New Testament

for tho' there are several titular deities, both in heaven and on earth: such as the whole crowd of gods, and lords among the Gentiles;

Darby Translation

For and if indeed there are those called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are gods many, and lords many,)

Godbey New Testament

For if indeed there are those who are called gods, whether in heaven or upon the earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;

Goodspeed New Testament

For supposing there are so-called gods in heaven or on earth??nd indeed there are plenty of such gods and lords??6 yet for us there is just one God, the Father, who is the source of all things, and for whom we live, and just one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom everything was made and through whom we live.

John Wesley New Testament

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are many gods and many lords) Yet to us there is but one God,

Julia Smith Translation

For also though they are called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon the earth, (for there are many gods, and many lords,)

King James 2000

For though there be those called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

Lexham Expanded Bible

For even if after all [there] are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, just as [there] are many gods and many lords,

Modern King James verseion

For though there are those who are called gods, whether in Heaven or in earth (as there are many gods and many lords),

Moffatt New Testament

(So-called gods there may be, in heaven or on earth ??as indeed there are plenty of them, both gods and 'lords' ??6 but for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all comes, and for whom we exist; one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom all exists, and by whom we exist.)

Montgomery New Testament

For though there be so-called "gods," celestial of terrestrial, as indeed there are gods many and lords many,

NET Bible

If after all there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords),

New Heart English Bible

For though there are things that are called "gods," whether in the heavens or on earth; as there are many "gods" and many "lords;"

Noyes New Testament

For though there are those that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many;

Sawyer New Testament

For even if there are those called Gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as there are many gods and many lords,

The Emphasized Bible

For, if indeed there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or upon earth, - as indeed there are gods many and lords many,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For though there are gods so called, whether celestial or terrestrial, (as [of this sort] there are gods many, and lords many;)

Twentieth Century New Testament

Even supposing that there are so-called 'gods' either in Heaven or on earth-and there are many such 'gods' and 'lords'-

Webster

For though there are that are called gods, whether in heaven or upon earth, (as there are gods many, and lords many)

Weymouth New Testament

For if so-called gods do exist, either in Heaven or on earth--and in fact there are many such gods and many such lords--

Williams New Testament

For even if there are so-called gods in heaven or on earth -- as there are, indeed, a vast number of gods and lords --

World English Bible

For though there are things that are called "gods," whether in the heavens or on earth; as there are many "gods" and many "lords;"

Worrell New Testament

For, even if there are things called gods, whether in heaven, or on earth (as there are gods many, and lords many);

Worsley New Testament

For though there be some that are called Gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are among the heathen gods many,

Youngs Literal Translation

for even if there are those called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon earth -- as there are gods many and lords many --

Topics

Interlinear

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

εἴπερ 
Ei per 
if so be that, though, seeing, if so be
Usage: 6

there be
εἰσί 
Eisi 
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97
Usage: 97

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐπί 
Epi 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 644

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

or
εἴτε 
Eite 
or, whether, or whether, if
Usage: 64

γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

as
ὥσπερ 
Hosper 
as, even as, like as
Usage: 24

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 Corinthians 8:5

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Concerning Food Sacrificed To Idols

4 To speak of meat dedicated unto idols, we are sure that there is none idol in the world: and that there is none other God but one. 5 And though there be that are called "gods," whether in heaven or in earth - as there be "gods" many and "lords" many - 6 yet unto us is there but one God, which is the father, of whom are all things, and we in him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.


Cross References

2 Thessalonians 2:4

which is an adversary, and is exalted above all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he shall sit as God in the temple of God, and show himself as God.

Deuteronomy 10:17

For the LORD your God, he is God of Gods and Lord of lords; a great God, a mighty and a terrible which regardeth no man's person nor taketh gifts:

Jeremiah 2:11

whether the Gentiles themselves deal so falsely and untruly with their gods - which yet are no gods indeed! But my people hath given over their high honour, for a thing that may not help them.

Jeremiah 2:28

I shall answer them: Where are now thy gods, that thou hast made thee? Bid them stand up, and help thee in the time of need! For look how many cities thou hast, O Judah: so many gods hast thou also.

Jeremiah 11:13

For as many cities as thou hast, O Judah, so many gods hast thou also: And look how many streets there be in thee, O Jerusalem: so many shameful altars have ye set up, to offer upon them unto Baal.

Daniel 5:4

They drunk wine, and praised their Idols of gold, silver, copper, iron, wood and stone.

John 10:34-35

Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I have say ye are gods?'

Galatians 4:8

Notwithstanding, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them, which by nature were no gods:

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