Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief,

New American Standard Bible

even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;

King James Version

Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Holman Bible

one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I received mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

International Standard Version

In the past I was a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man. But I received mercy because I acted ignorantly in my unbelief,

A Conservative Version

the man who was formerly blasphemous, and a persecutor, and an aggressor. But I obtained mercy because I did it being ignorant in unbelief.

American Standard Version

though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

Amplified

even though I was formerly a blasphemer [of our Lord] and a persecutor [of His church] and a shameful and outrageous and violent aggressor [toward believers]. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

An Understandable Version

[even] though I had previously spoken against Christ, and persecuted [Christians] and acted outrageously. However, I obtained mercy because I acted out of ignorance, not believing [in Christ].

Anderson New Testament

me, I say, who before was a reviler and a persecutor and an overbearing man. But I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief:

Bible in Basic English

Though I had said violent words against God, and done cruel acts, causing great trouble: but I was given mercy, because I did it without knowledge, not having faith;

Common New Testament

Even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor, I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;

Daniel Mace New Testament

who was before a blasphemer, and a violent persecutor; but I obtained mercy, because I acted thro' ignorance in incrudelity.

Darby Translation

who before was a blasphemer and persecutor, and an insolent overbearing man: but mercy was shewn me because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.

Godbey New Testament

being antecedently a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an insulter: but I obtained mercy, because I did it in unbelief being ignorant;

John Wesley New Testament

having put me into the ministry, Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecuter, and a reviler; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Julia Smith Translation

Being before slandering, expelling, and an abuser: but I was commiserated, because I did, not knowing, in unbelief.

King James 2000

Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and insolent: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[although I] was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, but I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,

Modern King James verseion

the one who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and insolent. But I obtained mercy, because being ignorant, I did it in unbelief.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

when before I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a tyrant. But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly, through unbelief:

Moffatt New Testament

though I had formerly been a blasphemer and a persecutor and a wanton aggressor. I obtained mercy because in my unbelief I had acted out of ignorance;

Montgomery New Testament

although I had formerly been a blasphemer and a persecutor and a doer of outrage. But I obtained mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief.

NET Bible

even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor, and an arrogant man. But I was treated with mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief,

New Heart English Bible

although I was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Noyes New Testament

though formerly I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a doer of outrage; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief;

Sawyer New Testament

who formerly was a blasphemer and persecutor and an injurious man; but I obtained mercy because I did those things ignorantly in unbelief;

The Emphasized Bible

Though, formerly, a defamer, and persecutor, and insulter; nevertheless mercy was shown me, because, without knowledge, I acted, in unbelief:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and insolently violent, But I was admitted to mercy, for I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

Twentieth Century New Testament

though I once used to blaspheme, and to persecute, and to insult. Yet mercy was shown me, because I acted in ignorance, while still an unbeliever;

Webster

Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief:

Weymouth New Testament

though I was previously a blasphemer and a persecutor and had been insolent in outrage. Yet mercy was shown me, because I had acted ignorantly, not having as yet believed;

Williams New Testament

though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult Him. But mercy was shown me by Him, because I did it in ignorance and unbelief,

World English Bible

although I was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

Worrell New Testament

though formerly I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I, being ignorant, did it in unbelief;

Worsley New Testament

who before was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an oppressor. But I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief: and the grace of our Lord superabounded,

Youngs Literal Translation

who before was speaking evil, and persecuting, and insulting, but I found kindness, because, being ignorant, I did it in unbelief,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

πρότερον 
Proteron 
Usage: 9

βλάσφημος 
Blasphemos 
Usage: 5

and



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

διώκτης 
Dioktes 
Usage: 1

ὑβριστής 
Hubristes 
Usage: 2

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

I did
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

G50
ἀγνοέω 
Agnoeo 
Usage: 22

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

Context Readings

Paul's Thankfulness For The Mercy Shown To Him

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has given me the strength for it, for thinking me trustworthy and putting me into his service, 13 though I once used to abuse, persecute, and insult him. But he had mercy on me, because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief, 14 and the blessing of our Lord has been given me in the greatest abundance, together with faith and love that union with Christ Jesus brings.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

But Saul harassed the church. He went into one house after another, and dragging out men and women, put them in prison.

Acts 3:17

Yet I know, brothers, that you did not know what you were doing, any more than your leaders did;

Acts 3:17

Yet I know, brothers, that you did not know what you were doing, any more than your leaders did;

Acts 3:17

Yet I know, brothers, that you did not know what you were doing, any more than your leaders did;

Luke 12:47

The slave who knows his master's wishes, but does not get ready or act upon them, will be severely punished.

Luke 23:34

And they divided up his clothes among them by drawing lots for them,

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge men, that those who cannot see may see, and that those who can see may become blind."

Acts 9:1

Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest,

Acts 9:5

"Who are you, sir?" he asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," said the voice.

Acts 9:13

But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard many people tell of this man, and the harm he has done to your people in Jerusalem.

Acts 22:4

I persecuted this Way even to the death, and bound both men and women and put them in prison,

Acts 26:9-11

I once thought it my duty vigorously to oppose the cause of Jesus of Nazareth.

Romans 5:20-21

Then law slipped in, and multiplied the offense. But greatly as sin multiplied, God's mercy has far surpassed it,

Romans 11:30-31

For just as you once disobeyed God, but now have had mercy shown you because they disobeyed,

1 Corinthians 7:25

About unmarried women I have no command of the Lord to give you, but I will give you my opinion as that of one on whom through the Lord's mercy you can depend.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least important of the apostles, and am not fit to be called an apostle, because I once persecuted God's church.

Galatians 1:13

You have heard of my former conduct when I was attached to the Jewish religion??ow furiously I used to persecute the church of God and ravage it,

Philippians 3:6

as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.

1 Timothy 1:16

but God had mercy on me in order that in my case as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display his perfect patience, as an example to those who would later believe in him and find eternal life.

Hebrews 4:16

So let us come with courage to God's throne of grace to receive his forgiveness and find him responsive when we need his help.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is impossible to arouse people to a fresh repentance when they have once for all come into the light and had a taste of the gift from heaven, and shared in the holy Spirit

Hebrews 10:26-29

For if we choose to go on sinning after we have so fully learned the truth, there is no sacrifice left to be offered for our sins,

1 Peter 2:10

you who were once "no people" but are now "God's people"; once "unpitied" but now "pitied indeed."

2 Peter 2:21-22

For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of uprightness than after knowing it to have turned their backs upon the sacred command with which they had been intrusted.

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