Parallel Verses

Amplified

Now we recognize and know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully [for the purpose for which it was designed],

New American Standard Bible

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

King James Version

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Holman Bible

But we know that the law is good, provided one uses it legitimately.

International Standard Version

Of course, we know that the Law is good if a person uses it legitimately,

A Conservative Version

But we know that the law is good, if any man uses it lawfully,

American Standard Version

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

An Understandable Version

But we know that the law of Moses is good if a person uses it properly.

Anderson New Testament

But we know that the law is good, if any one use it lawfully;

Bible in Basic English

We are conscious that the law is good, if a man makes a right use of it,

Common New Testament

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully,

Daniel Mace New Testament

I own that the law is good, if a man make a right use of it:

Darby Translation

Now we know that the law is good if any one uses it lawfully,

Godbey New Testament

But we know that the law is good, if any one may use it lawfully;

Goodspeed New Testament

I agree that the Law is excellent??rovided it is legitimately used,

John Wesley New Testament

We know, the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it legitimately,

Julia Smith Translation

And we know the law good, if any use it lawfully;

King James 2000

But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But we know that the law [is] good, if anyone makes use of it lawfully,

Modern King James verseion

But we know that the law is good if a man uses it lawfully,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Moffatt New Testament

I am quite aware that 'the Law is admirable' ??provided that one makes a lawful use of it;

Montgomery New Testament

I know well that "the Law is good" if a man use it lawfully;

NET Bible

But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately,

New Heart English Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,

Noyes New Testament

But we know that the Law is good, if a man use it lawfully,

Sawyer New Testament

But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully;

The Emphasized Bible

Now we know that, excellent, is the law, if one put it to a lawful use: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But we know that the law is good if a man use it according to its institution;

Twentieth Century New Testament

We know, of course, that the Law is excellent, when used legitimately,

Webster

But we know that the law is good, if a man useth it lawfully;

Weymouth New Testament

Now we know that the Law is good, if a man uses it in the way it should be used,

Williams New Testament

Indeed, I know that the law is an excellent thing, if a man makes a lawful use of it;

World English Bible

But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully,

Worrell New Testament

But we know that the law is good, if one use it lawfully;

Worsley New Testament

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Youngs Literal Translation

and we have known that the law is good, if any one may use it lawfully;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

we know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

is good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

a man
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

use
χράομαι 
Chraomai 
Usage: 11

it

Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Instructions For Timothy In Ephesus

7 They are ambitious to be doctors of the Law (teachers of the Mosaic ritual), but they have no understanding either of the words and terms they use or of the subjects about which they make [such] dogmatic assertions. 8 Now we recognize and know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully [for the purpose for which it was designed], 9 Knowing and understanding this: that the Law is not enacted for the righteous (the upright and just, who are in right standing with God), but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who strike and beat and [even] murder fathers and strike and beat and [even] murder mothers, for manslayers,


Cross References

Romans 7:16

Now if I do [habitually] what is contrary to my desire, [that means that] I acknowledge and agree that the Law is good (morally excellent) and that I take sides with it.

Romans 7:12-13

The Law therefore is holy, and [each] commandment is holy and just and good.

Deuteronomy 4:6-8

So keep them and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Nehemiah 9:13

You came down also upon Mount Sinai and spoke with them from Heaven and gave them right ordinances and true laws, good statutes and commandments.

Psalm 19:7-10

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:96-105

I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I love Your commandments more than [resplendent] gold, yes, more than [perfectly] refined gold.

Romans 7:18

For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot perform it. [I have the intention and urge to do what is right, but no power to carry it out.]

Romans 7:22

For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

Galatians 3:21

Is the Law then contrary and opposed to the promises of God? Of course not! For if a Law had been given which could confer [spiritual] life, then righteousness and right standing with God would certainly have come by Law.

2 Timothy 2:5

And if anyone enters competitive games, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully (fairly, according to the rules laid down).

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