Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And consecrate the Lord God in your hearts: and being ready always for a justification to every one asking you the word of the hope in you with meekness and fear:

New American Standard Bible

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

King James Version

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Holman Bible

but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

International Standard Version

Instead, exalt the Messiah" as Lord in your lives. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you to explain the hope you have.

A Conservative Version

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. And always be ready for a defense to every man who asks you a word about the hope in you, with mildness and fear.

American Standard Version

but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:

Amplified

But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy—acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect.

An Understandable Version

But instead, set aside a place in your hearts where Christ is [in full control as] Lord, and be prepared always to give a suitable reply to every person who asks you for a reason why you have an inner hope. But [be sure you do it] in a meek and respectful way, however.

Anderson New Testament

but reverence the Lord God in your hearts, and be always ready to answer every one that asks of you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

Bible in Basic English

But give honour to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you, to give an answer in the fear of the Lord and without pride;

Common New Testament

but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and respect;

Daniel Mace New Testament

adore the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready to show with modesty and respect to every one that asks it, what ground there is for the expectations you have:

Darby Translation

but sanctify the Lord the Christ in your hearts, and be always prepared to give an answer to every one that asks you to give an account of the hope that is in you, but with meekness and fear;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be always prepared for giving an answer, with meekness and reverence, to every one who asks of you a reason for the hope which is in you.

Godbey New Testament

but sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts: being always ready for an answer to every one asking you a reason for the hope which is in you, but with meekness and fear:

Goodspeed New Testament

but reverence Christ in your hearts as Lord, and always be ready to make your defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that you have. But do so gently and respectfully,

John Wesley New Testament

And be always ready to give an answer to every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear:

King James 2000

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Lexham Expanded Bible

but set Christ apart [as] Lord in your hearts, always ready to [make] a defense to anyone who asks you [for] an accounting concerning the hope [that is] in you.

Modern King James verseion

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you, with meekness and fear;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, and that with meekness and fear:

Moffatt New Testament

but reverence Christ as Lord in your own hearts. Always be ready with a reply for anyone who calls you to account for the hope you cherish, but answer gently and with a sense of reverence;

Montgomery New Testament

But consecrate Christ in your hearts, as Lord. Be always in readiness to make and answer to any one who asks you a reason for the hope that is within you, yet with gentleness and reverence.

NET Bible

But set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.

New Heart English Bible

But sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with humility and fear:

Noyes New Testament

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. And be ready always to give an answer to every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, but with meekness and fear;

Sawyer New Testament

and sanctify the anointed Lord in your hearts, and be always ready with a defense to every one that asks you a reason for the hope that is in you; but with meekness and fear,

The Emphasized Bible

But, the Lord Christ, hallow ye in your hearts, ready always for a defence, unto every one that is asking you a reason concerning, the hope within you, - nevertheless, with meekness and reverence:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be always ready with your reply to every man who demands a reason respecting the hope which is in you with meekness and fear:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Revere the Christ as Lord in your hearts; always ready to give an answer to any one who asks your reason for the hope that you cherish, but giving it humbly and in all reverence,

Webster

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

Weymouth New Testament

but in your hearts consecrate Christ as Lord, being always ready to make your defence to any one who asks from you a reason for the hope which you cherish.

Williams New Testament

but in your hearts be consecrated to Christ as Lord, and always be ready to make your defense to anyone who asks a reason for the hope you have. But you must do it in gentleness and reverence,

World English Bible

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:

Worrell New Testament

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts; ready always for an answer to every one who asks of you an account concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear;

Worsley New Testament

and be always ready to answer every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and reverence:

Youngs Literal Translation

and the Lord God sanctify in your hearts. And be ready always for defence to every one who is asking of you an account concerning the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

Interlinear

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

G37
ἁγιάζω 
Hagiazo 
Usage: 20

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

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

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

and
δέ 
De 

but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 2184
Usage: 0

be ready
ἑτοιμος 
hetoimos 
Usage: 9

ἀεί 
Aei 
Usage: 8

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

ἀπολογία 
Apologia 
Usage: 8

to every man
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 293

a reason
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

the hope
ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

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

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

πραΰ́της 
Prautes 
Usage: 3

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Context Readings

Suffer For Doing What Is Good

14 But if ye also suffer for justice, happy are ye: be not afraid of their fear, neither be troubled; 15 And consecrate the Lord God in your hearts: and being ready always for a justification to every one asking you the word of the hope in you with meekness and fear: 16 Having a good consciousness; that, in what they speak evil against you, as doing evil, they threatening your good turning round in Christ should be ashamed.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

Your word always in grace, Seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer one another.

Isaiah 29:23

For in his seeing his children, the work of my hand, in his midst, they shall consecrate my name, and consecrate the Holy One of Jacob, and they shall fear the God of Israel.

Numbers 20:12

And Jehovah will say to Moses, and to Aaron, Because ye believed not in me, to consecrate me before the eyes of the sons of Israel, for this, ye shall not bring in this gathering to the land which I gave to them.

1 Samuel 12:7

And now, stand ye, and I will judge you before Jehovah, all the justices of Jehovah which he did with you and with your fathers.

Psalm 119:46

And I will speak in thy testimonies before kings, and I shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 1:18

Come now we will confute together Jehovah will say: if your sins shall be as deep scarlet, they shall be white as snow; if they shall be red as crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 5:16

And Jehovah of armies shall be exalted in judgment, and the holy God consecrated in justice.

Isaiah 41:21

Bring near your cause, Will say Jehovah; draw near your strong defences, will the king of Jacob say:

Jeremiah 26:12-16

And Jeremiah will say to all the chiefs and to all the people, saying, Jehovah sent me to prophesy against this house and against this city all the words which ye heard.

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego answered, and saying to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we need not to turn back to thee upon this word.

Amos 7:14-17

And Amos will answer and say to Amaziah, I am no prophet, and I not the son of a prophet; for I a herdsman, and gathering figs of the sycamores.

Matthew 10:18-20

And ye shalt be brought before leaders and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

Luke 21:14-15

Set therefore in your hearts, not to practise beforehand to justify yourselves:

Acts 4:8-12

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

Acts 5:29-31

And Peter having answered, and the sent, said, We must obey God rather than men.

Acts 21:39-5

And Paul said, I am truly a man a Jew, a Tarsean of Cilicia, a citizen of no undistinguished city: and I beseech of thee to give way for me to speak to the people.

Acts 24:25

And he discoursing of justice, and temperance, and judgment about to be, Felix being terrified, answered, Having now, go; having taken time, I will recall thee.

Colossians 1:5

By the hope laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the good news;

Colossians 1:23

If indeed ye remain in the faith, founded and firmly fixed, and not moved aside from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I Paul was a servant;

2 Timothy 2:25-26

In meekness instructing them being in a contrary state; lest perhaps God may give them repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth;

Titus 1:2

In hope of eternal life, (which God, not false, promised before eternal times;

Hebrews 3:6

And Christ as a son over his house: whose house are we, if we should hold freedom of speech and the boast of hope firm to the end.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore having left the word of the beginning of Christ, we should go on to perfection; not again laying down the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 6:18-19

That by two unalterable deeds, in which it is impossible for God to deceive we might have a strong consolation, taking refuge in holding firmly the hope set before:

1 Peter 1:3-4

Praised the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy having begotten us again to a living hope, by the rising up of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:17

And if ye call upon the Father, judging without distinction of persons according to the work of each, in fear be occupied in the time of your sojourning:

1 Peter 3:2

Having beheld in fear your pure turning back.

1 Peter 3:4

But the hidden man of the heart, in the uncorruptedness of a mild and quiet spirit, which is before God of great price.

Numbers 27:14

As ye rebelled against my mouth in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the assembly to consecrate me at the waters before their eyes, these the Waters of Strife, of Kadish of the desert of Zin.

Colossians 1:27

To whom God would make known what the riches of the glory of this mystery in the nations; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

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