Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

but test all such, and retain hold of the good.

New American Standard Bible

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

King James Version

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Holman Bible

but test all things.
Hold on to what is good.

International Standard Version

Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.

A Conservative Version

but examine all things. Hold firm the good.

American Standard Version

prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

Amplified

But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast.

An Understandable Version

Put everything [i.e., speakers and their messages] to the test, [then] hold onto what is good.

Anderson New Testament

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Bible in Basic English

Let all things be tested; keep to what is good;

Common New Testament

But test everything; hold fast to what is good.

Daniel Mace New Testament

bring every thing to the test: if it be proof, abide by that:

Darby Translation

but prove all things, hold fast the right;

Godbey New Testament

but prove all things; and hold fast to the beautiful;

Goodspeed New Testament

but test them all, retaining what is good

John Wesley New Testament

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Examine all things; retain that which is good.

Julia Smith Translation

Try all things; hold the good.

King James 2000

Test all things; hold fast that which is good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

but examine all [things]; hold fast to [what is] good.

Modern King James verseion

Prove all things, hold fast to the good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Examine all things, and keep that which is good.

Moffatt New Testament

but test them all, retaining what is good

Montgomery New Testament

But try all, holding fast to the good.

NET Bible

But examine all things; hold fast to what is good.

New Heart English Bible

but test all things; hold firmly that which is good.

Noyes New Testament

but prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

Sawyer New Testament

Prove all things, hold fast the good;

The Emphasized Bible

But, all things, put to the proof - what is comely, hold ye fast:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Bring everything to the test; cling to what is good;

Webster

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Williams New Testament

but continue to prove all things until you can approve them, and then hold on to what is good.

World English Bible

Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.

Worrell New Testament

but prove all things, hold fast that which is good.

Worsley New Testament

yet try all things, and hold fast that which is good.

Youngs Literal Translation

all things prove; that which is good hold fast;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

κατέχω 
Katecho 
Usage: 16

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Images 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Context Readings

Final Exhortations And Benediction

20 Do not think meanly of utterances of prophecy; 21 but test all such, and retain hold of the good. 22 Hold yourselves aloof from every form of evil.


Cross References

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but put the spirits to the test to see whether they are from God; for many false teachers have gone out into the world.

Luke 12:57

"Why, too, do you not of yourselves arrive at just conclusions?

Acts 17:11

The Jews at Beroea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated.

Romans 12:9

Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.

Ephesians 5:10

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10-9

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10-47

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10-24

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10-23

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:10

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Matthew 7:15-20

"Beware of the false teachers--men who come to you in sheep's fleeces, but beneath that disguise they are ravenous wolves.

Mark 7:14-15

Then Jesus called the people to Him again. "Listen to me, all of you," He said, "and understand.

John 8:31

Jesus therefore said to those of the Jews who had now believed in Him, "As for you, if you hold fast to my teaching, then you are truly my disciples;

John 15:4

Continue in me, and let me continue in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself--that is, if it does not continue in the vine--so neither can you if you do not continue in me.

Acts 11:23

On getting there he was delighted to see the grace which God had bestowed; and he encouraged them all to remain, with fixed resolve, faithful to the Lord.

Acts 14:22

Everywhere they strengthened the disciples by encouraging them to hold fast to the faith, and warned them saying, "It is through many afflictions that we must make our way into the Kingdom of God."

Romans 12:2

And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.

1 Corinthians 2:11

For, among human beings, who knows a man's inner thoughts except the man's own spirit within him? In the same way, also, only God's Spirit is acquainted with God's inner thoughts.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15

The unspiritual man rejects the things of the Spirit of God, and cannot attain to the knowledge of them, because they are spiritually judged.

1 Corinthians 14:28-29

or if there is no interpreter, let the man with the gift be silent in the Church, speaking to himself and to God.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brethren, be firm, unmovable, busily occupied at all times in the Lord's work, knowing that your toil is not fruitless in the Lord.

Philippians 1:10

so that you may be men of transparent character, and may be blameless, in preparation for the day of Christ,

Philippians 3:16

But whatever be the point that we have already reached, let us persevere in the same course.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any virtue or anything deemed worthy of praise--cherish the thought of these things.

2 Thessalonians 2:15

So then, brethren, stand your ground, and hold fast to the teachings which you have received from us, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

2 Timothy 1:15

Of this you are aware, that all the Christians in Roman Asia have deserted me: and among them Phygelus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 3:6

Among them are included the men who make their way into private houses and carry off weak women as their prisoners--women who, weighed down by the burden of their sins, are led by ever-changing caprice,

2 Timothy 4:14

Alexander the metal-worker showed bitter hostility towards me: the Lord will requite him according to his doings.

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold firmly to an unflinching avowal of our hope, for He is faithful who gave us the promises.

Revelation 2:2

I know your doings and your toil and patient suffering. And I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, but have put to the test those who say that they themselves are Apostles but are not, and you have found them to be liars.

Revelation 2:25

Only that which you already possess, cling to until I come.

Revelation 3:3

Be mindful, therefore, of the lessons you have received and heard. Continually lay them to heart, and repent. If, however, you fail to rouse yourself and keep awake, I shall come upon you suddenly like a thief, and you will certainly not know the hour at which I shall come to judge you.

Revelation 3:11

I am coming quickly: cling to that which you already possess, so that your wreath of victory be not taken away from you.

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