Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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' tales, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness. 8 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. 9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance.


Cross References

Matthew 6:33

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

1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Psalm 37:9

For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon 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: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 145:19

He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Mark 10:30

But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, 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 you shall hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth:

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Job 5:19-26

He shall deliver you in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch you.

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

Psalm 37:3-4

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and verily you shall be fed.

Psalm 37:16-19

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

Psalm 37:29

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever.

Psalm 50:7-15

Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.

Psalm 91:10-16

There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

Psalm 112:1-3

Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 128:1-6

[A song of ascents.] 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 honor.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the LORD leads to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 22:4

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, who fear before him:

Isaiah 1:11-16

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

Isaiah 3:10

Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

Isaiah 32:17-18

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.

Isaiah 33:16

He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the fortresses of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Isaiah 58:3-5

Why have we fasted, they say, and you see not? why have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exploit all your laborers.

Isaiah 65:13-14

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed:

Jeremiah 6:20

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

Amos 5:21-24

I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.

Matthew 5:3-12

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:29

And everyone 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 everlasting life.

Mark 10:19-20

You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor your father and mother.

Luke 12:31-32

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

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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 commends us not to 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

This is a faithful saying, and these things I desire that you affirm constantly, that they who have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 9:9-10

Which was a figure for the time then 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 carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with foods, which have not profited them that have been observing them.

2 Peter 1:3-4

According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to 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 will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from 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 sat down with my Father in his throne.

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