Parallel Verses

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:

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:

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:

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;

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 should even suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye: and therefore be not afraid of their menaces, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: 15 and be always ready to answer every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and reverence: 16 having a good conscience, that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed who calumniate your good conversation in Christ.


Cross References

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6-16

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6-18

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Colossians 4:6-17

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with discretion to know how ye ought to answer every one.

Matthew 10:18-20

And ye shall be brought before governors and kings on my account, for a testimony to them and to the nations:

Luke 21:14-15

Fix it therefore in your hearts not to premeditate a defence: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom,

Acts 4:8-12

Then Peter filled with the holy Spirit said unto them, Ye rulers of the people,

Acts 5:29-31

But Peter, and the other apostles, answered, and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Acts 21:39-5

But Paul said, I am indeed a Jew, a man of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and I beg thou wouldest permit me to speak to the people.

Acts 24:25

And as he was reasoning of justice, temperance, and a future judgement, Felix trembled, and said, Go thy way for this time, and I will take a proper opportunity to call for thee again.

Colossians 1:5

for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of truth, that is the gospel;

Colossians 1:23

if so be ye continue grounded and settled in the faith, and be not moved from the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached throughout the whole creation, of which I Paul am a minister.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

with meekness instructing those of different sentiments, not knowing but God may give them repentance to the acknowledgement of the truth;

Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before all ages;

Hebrews 3:6

but Christ as a Son over his own house; whose house we are, if we maintain the free profession and exultation of hope firm unto the end.

Hebrews 6:1

Wherefore omitting the discourse about the first principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us proceed to perfection: not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works,

Hebrews 6:18-19

that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to fail, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us;

1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy hath regenerated us to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:17

And if ye call upon the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

1 Peter 3:2

beholding your chaste conversation in the fear of God.

1 Peter 3:4

but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

1 Peter 3:4

but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Colossians 1:27

to whom God would make known the rich glory of this mystery, among the gentiles; which is this, that Christ is in you the hope of glory:

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