Parallel Verses

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:

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;

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.

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.

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 which hath made me strong: for he counted me true, and put me in office, 13 when before I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and a tyrant. But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly, through unbelief: 14 Neverthelater, the grace of our Lord was more abundant, with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

But Saul made havoc of the congregation, entering into every house: and drew out both man and woman, and thrust them into prison.

Acts 3:17

And now, brethren, I know well that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your heads.

Numbers 15:30

"'And the soul that doth ought presumptuously, whether he be an Israelite or a stranger, the same hath despised the LORD. And that soul shall be destroyed from among his people,

Hosea 2:23

I will sow them upon earth, for a seed to mine own self, and will have mercy upon her, that was without mercy. And to them which were not my people, I will say, 'Thou art my people.' And he shall say, 'Thou art my God.'"

Luke 12:47

The servant that knew his master'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 raiment, and cast lots.

John 9:39-41

Jesus said, "I am come unto judgment, into this world: that they which see not, might see, and they which 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, "What art thou, Lord?" And the Lord said, "I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it shall be hard for thee to kick against the prick."

Acts 9:13

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

Acts 22:4

and I persecuted this way unto the death: binding, and delivering into prison both men and women,

Acts 26:9-11

I also verily thought in myself, that I ought to do many contrary things, clean against the name of Jesus of Nazareth:

Romans 5:20-21

But the law, in the meantime, entered in that sin should increase. Neverthelater, where abundance of sin was, there was more plenteousness of grace.

Romans 11:30-31

For look, as ye in time past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

1 Corinthians 7:25

As concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: yet give I counsel as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of all the apostles, which am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the congregation of God:

Galatians 1:13

For ye have heard of my conversation in times past in the Jews' ways, how that beyond measure I persecuted the congregation of God, and spoiled it:

Philippians 3:6

and as concerning ferventness I persecuted the congregation, and as touching the righteousness which is in the law, I was unrebukable.

1 Timothy 1:16

for this cause was mercy given unto me, that Jesus Christ should first show on me all long patience, unto the example of them which shall, in time to come, believe on him unto eternal life.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore go boldly unto the seat of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For it is not possible that they which were once lighted, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were become partakers of the holy ghost,

Hebrews 10:26-29

For if we sin willingly after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins:

1 Peter 2:10

which in time past were not a people, yet are now the people of God, which were not under 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, then after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them.

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