Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 8 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. 9 The Word is faithful and worthy of acceptation by all.


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 evildoers shall be cut off; but those that wait for the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 37:11

But the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield unto us; the LORD will give grace and glory; he will not withhold good from those that walk uprightly.

Psalm 145:19

Resh He will fulfil the desire of those that fear him; he also will hear their cry and will save them.

Mark 10:30

who shall not receive one hundredfold now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

And it shall come to pass if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God to keep and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all the Gentiles of the earth;

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Does the LORD have as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in hearing the voice of the LORD? Behold, to hear is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Job 5:19-26

He shall deliver thee in six tribulations, and in the seventh no evil shall touch thee.

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable unto God? For he that is wise is profitable unto himself.

Psalm 37:3-4

Beth Wait in the LORD and do good; live in the land and uphold the truth.

Psalm 37:16-19

Tet A little that a righteous man has is better than the many riches of the sinners.

Psalm 37:29

Ain The righteous shall inherit the earth and live upon it for ever.

Psalm 50:7-15

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

Psalm 91:10-16

no evil shall befall thee, neither shall any plague come near thy dwelling.

Psalm 112:1-3

Aleph Halelu-JAH. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, Beth that delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 128:1-6

Blessed is every one that fears the LORD, that walks in his ways.

Proverbs 3:16-18

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

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD is unto life, and he that has it shall live satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 22:4

Riches and honour and life are the remuneration of humility and of the fear of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner does evil one hundred times and his judgment is prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with those that fear God, who fear before his presence;

Isaiah 1:11-16

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? shall the LORD say. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he goats.

Isaiah 3:10

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

Isaiah 32:17-18

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness rest and security for ever.

Isaiah 33:16

he shall dwell upon the high places: fortresses of rocks shall be his place of refuge: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Isaiah 58:3-5

Why have we fasted, they say, and thou dost not see? why have we afflicted our soul, and thou dost take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure and exact your own estates.

Isaiah 65:13-14

Therefore thus has the Lord GOD said, Behold, my slaves shall eat, but ye shall be hungry; behold, my slaves shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty; behold, my slaves shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

Jeremiah 6:20

To what purpose does this incense come to me from Sheba and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not according to my will, nor are your sacrifices sweet unto me.

Amos 5:21-24

I hate, I despise your solemnities, and I will not savour your 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 that has forsaken houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my name's sake shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit eternal life.

Mark 10:19-20

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

Luke 12:31-32

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

Romans 8:28

And we now know that unto those who love God, all things help them unto good, to those who according to the purpose are called to be saints.

1 Corinthians 3:22

whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come, all are yours;

1 Corinthians 8:8

But food does not make us more acceptable unto God; for neither if we eat are we the better, neither if we eat not are we the worse.

Colossians 2:21-23

touch not; taste not; handle not?

Titus 3:8

The Word is faithful, and I desire that thou affirm this constantly, that those who have believed God might be careful to conduct themselves in good works. This is good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 9:9-10

Which was a figure of that time present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience,

Hebrews 13:9

Be not taken out of the way with diverse and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, not with foods which have not profited those that have been occupied with them.

2 Peter 1:3-4

as all things that pertain to life and to godliness are given us of his divine power, through the knowledge of him that has called us by his glory and virtue,

1 John 2:25

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

Revelation 3:12

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

Revelation 3:21

To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with my Father in his throne.

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