Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.

New American Standard Bible

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

King James Version

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Holman Bible

the training of the body has a limited benefit,
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.

International Standard Version

Physical exercise is of limited value, but Godliness is very dear, a pledge of life, both there and here.

A Conservative Version

For bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is coming.

American Standard Version

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

Amplified

For physical training is of some value (useful for a little), but godliness (spiritual training) is useful and of value in everything and in every way, for it holds promise for the present life and also for the life which is to come.

An Understandable Version

For physical training is useful to some extent [or, "for a short time"], but living godly is useful in every way, for it promises benefits [not only] for the present life, but [also] for the life to come.

Anderson New Testament

For the exercise of the body is profitable for little; but godliness is profitable for all things, and has the promise of the life that now is, and also of that which is to come.

Bible in Basic English

For the training of the body is of profit for a little, but religion is of profit in every way, giving hope for the life which now is, and for that which is to come.

Common New Testament

For bodily training is of some value, but godliness is of value in all things, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Daniel Mace New Testament

exercise yourself in piety: for those exercises which relate only to the body are of little consequence, but piety is of absolute use, having the promises both of the present life, and of the life that is to come.

Godbey New Testament

For bodily exercise is profitable unto little; but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Goodspeed New Testament

Physical training is of some service, but religion is of service in every way, for it carries with it the promise of life here and hereafter.

John Wesley New Testament

For bodily exercise profiteth a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

Julia Smith Translation

For bodily exercise is profitable, to little: but devotion is profitable to all things, having promise of life now, and that about to be.

King James 2000

For bodily exercise profits for a little while: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For the training of the body is {somewhat} profitable, but godliness is profitable for everything, [because it] holds promise for the present life and for the [life] to come.

Modern King James verseion

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For bodily exercise profiteth little: But godliness is good unto all things, as a thing which hath promises of the life that is now, and of the life to come.

Moffatt New Testament

The training of the body is of small service, but religion is of service in all directions; it contains the promise of life both for the present and for the future.

Montgomery New Testament

For physical training is of some small service, but godliness is of service in everything; since it carries with it a promise of life, both here and hereafter.

NET Bible

For "physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way. It holds promise for the present life and for the life to come."

New Heart English Bible

For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.

Noyes New Testament

For bodily exercise is profitable for little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Sawyer New Testament

for bodily exercise profits little; but piety is profitable in all things, having a promise of the present life and of the life to come.

The Emphasized Bible

For, the bodily training, for little, is profitable, whereas, godliness, for all things is profitable, - having, promise, of life - the present and the coming.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For bodily exercise is of little advantage, but godliness is profitable for all things, having the promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

Twentieth Century New Testament

for while the training of the body is of service in some respects, religion is of service in all, carrying with it, as it does, a promise of Life both here and hereafter.

Webster

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Weymouth New Testament

Train yourself in godliness. Exercise for the body is not useless, but godliness is useful in every respect, possessing, as it does, the promise of Life now and of the Life which is soon coming.

Williams New Testament

Physical training, indeed, is of some service, but religion is of service for everything, for it contains a promise for the present life as well as the future.

World English Bible

For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.

Worrell New Testament

for bodily exercise is profitable for a little; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which is present and that to come.

Worsley New Testament

For bodily exercise profiteth little, but piety is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come:

Youngs Literal Translation

for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

σωματικός 
Somatikos 
Usage: 2

γυμνασία 
Gumnasia 
Usage: 1

ὠφέλιμος 
Ophelimos 
Usage: 4

ὀλίγος 
Oligos 
Usage: 28

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

εὐσέβεια 
Eusebeia 
Usage: 15

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

ὠφέλιμος 
Ophelimos 
Usage: 4

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

ἐπαγγελία 
Epaggelia 
Usage: 51

of the life
ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

that now is
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

and

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

Context Readings

The Good Servant Of Christ

7 But profane and old wives' fables avoid, but exercise thyself unto piety; 8 for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come. 9 The word is faithful and worthy of all acceptation;


Cross References

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

1 Timothy 6:6

But piety with contentment is great gain.

Psalm 37:9

For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait on Jehovah, they shall possess the land.

Psalm 37:11

But the meek shall possess the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of prosperity.

Psalm 84:11

For Jehovah Elohim is a sun and shield: Jehovah will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 145:19

He fulfilleth the desire of them that fear him; he heareth their cry, and saveth them.

Mark 10:30

that shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the coming age life eternal.

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Jehovah thy God, to take heed to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that Jehovah thy God will set thee supreme above all nations of the earth;

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Has Jehovah delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, As in hearkening to the voice of Jehovah? Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice, Attention than the fat of rams.

Job 5:19-26

He will deliver thee in six troubles, and in seven there shall no evil touch thee.

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.

Psalm 37:3-4

Confide in Jehovah, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on faithfulness;

Psalm 37:16-19

The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;

Psalm 37:29

The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell therein for ever.

Psalm 50:7-15

Hear, my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify unto thee: I am God, thy God.

Psalm 91:10-16

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent.

Psalm 112:1-3

Hallelujah! Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 128:1-6

{A Song of degrees.} Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah, that walketh in his ways.

Proverbs 3:16-18

Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand riches and honour.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life, and he that hath it shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil.

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and prolong his days, yet I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, because they fear before him;

Isaiah 1:11-16

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith Jehovah. I am sated with burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and in the blood of bullocks, and of lambs, and of he-goats I take no pleasure.

Isaiah 3:10

Say ye of the righteous that it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Isaiah 32:17-18

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.

Isaiah 33:16

he shall dwell on high, the fortresses of the rocks shall be his high retreat; bread shall be given him, his water shall be sure.

Isaiah 58:3-5

Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.

Isaiah 65:13-14

Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, my servants shall eat, and ye shall be hungry; behold, my servants shall drink, and ye shall be thirsty; behold, my servants shall rejoice, and ye shall be ashamed;

Jeremiah 6:20

To what purpose should there come to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing unto me.

Amos 5:21-24

I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a sweet odour in your solemn assemblies.

Matthew 5:3-12

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Matthew 19:29

And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal.

Mark 10:19-20

Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour thy father and mother.

Luke 12:31-32

but seek his kingdom, and all these things shall be added to you.

Romans 8:28

But we do know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.

1 Corinthians 3:22

Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things coming, all are yours;

1 Corinthians 8:8

But meat does not commend us to God; neither if we should not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an advantage.

Colossians 2:21-23

Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch,

Titus 3:8

The word is faithful, and I desire that thou insist strenuously on these things, that they who have believed God may take care to pay diligent attention to good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

Hebrews 9:9-10

the which is an image for the present time, according to which both gifts and sacrifices, unable to perfect as to conscience him that worshipped, are offered,

Hebrews 13:9

Be not carried away with various and strange doctrines; for it is good that the heart be confirmed with grace, not meats; those who have walked in which have not been profited by them.

2 Peter 1:3-4

As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by glory and virtue,

1 John 2:25

And this is the promise which he has promised us, life eternal.

Revelation 3:12

He that overcomes, him will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more at all out; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven, from my God, and my new name.

Revelation 3:21

He that overcomes, to him will I give to sit with me in my throne; as I also have overcome, and have sat down with my Father in his throne.

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