Parallel Verses

World English Bible

although I was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, 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

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.

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,

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 him who enabled me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he counted me faithful, appointing me to service; 13 although I was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and insolent. However, I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord abounded exceedingly with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.


Cross References

Acts 8:3

But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off to prison.

Acts 3:17

"Now, brothers, I know that you did this in ignorance, as did also your rulers.

Numbers 15:30

"'But the soul who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native-born or a foreigner, the same blasphemes Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Hosea 2:23

I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; and I will tell those who were not my people, 'You are my people;' and they will say, 'My God!'"

Luke 12:47

That servant, who knew his lord's will, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,

Luke 23:34

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots.

John 9:39-41

Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don't see may see; and that those who see may become blind."

Acts 9:1

But Saul, still breathing threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

Acts 9:5

He said, "Who are you, Lord?" The Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

Acts 9:13

But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he did to your saints at Jerusalem.

Acts 22:4

I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

Acts 26:9-11

"I myself most certainly thought that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Romans 5:20-21

The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly;

Romans 11:30-31

For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning virgins, I have no commandment from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who has obtained mercy from the Lord to be trustworthy.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, who is not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.

Galatians 1:13

For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it.

Philippians 3:6

concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.

1 Timothy 1:16

However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

Hebrews 6:4-8

For concerning those who were once enlightened and 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 a sacrifice for sins,

1 Peter 2:10

who in time past were no people, but now are God's people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

2 Peter 2:21-22

For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.

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