Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

Though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and was shamefully and outrageously and aggressively insulting [to Him], nevertheless, I obtained mercy because I had 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;

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,

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who was before a blasphemer and a persecutor and injurious, but I was received unto 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.

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 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and insolent: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and dragging off men and women committed them to prison.

Acts 3:17

And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

Numbers 15:30

But the soul that does anything presumptuously, whether he is born in the land, or is a stranger, the same reproaches the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Hosea 2:23

And I will sow her for myself in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them who were not my people, you are my people; and they shall say, you are my God.

Luke 12:47

And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Luke 23:34

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his clothing, and cast lots.

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they who see not might see; and that they who see might be made blind.

Acts 9:1

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

Acts 9:5

And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the goads.

Acts 9:13

Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:

Acts 22:4

And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Acts 26:9-11

I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Romans 5:20-21

Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Romans 11:30-31

For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that has obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

Philippians 3:6

Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

1 Timothy 1:16

But for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for an example to them who should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 10:26-29

For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,

1 Peter 2:10

Who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

2 Peter 2:21-22

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

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