Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

New American Standard Bible

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

King James Version

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Holman Bible

Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

International Standard Version

They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share.

American Standard Version

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Amplified

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share [with others].

An Understandable Version

[Urge them] to do what is good, to be rich in [the practice of] good deeds, to be generous and willing to share [with others].

Anderson New Testament

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, liberal,

Bible in Basic English

And to do good, having wealth in good works, being quick to give, taking part with one another;

Common New Testament

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous and ready to share,

Daniel Mace New Testament

to be beneficent, to be rich in good works, to be liberal to the common fund,

Darby Translation

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in distributing, disposed to communicate of their substance,

Godbey New Testament

that they do good, be rich in good works, be cheerful givers, ready communicators;

Goodspeed New Testament

Charge them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, open-handed and generous,

John Wesley New Testament

To do good, to be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate,

Julia Smith Translation

To do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal, qualified for participation;

King James 2000

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to share;

Lexham Expanded Bible

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, sharing freely,

Modern King James verseion

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to share, to be generous,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and that they do good and be rich in good works, and ready to give and to distribute,

Moffatt New Testament

tell them to be bountiful, rich in good works, open-handed and generous,

Montgomery New Testament

Charge them to practise benevolence, to be rich in good works, to be open-handed and generous,

NET Bible

Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others.

New Heart English Bible

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Noyes New Testament

that they be rich in good works, liberal in imparting, willing to communicate,

Sawyer New Testament

to perform good works, to be rich in good works, to be liberal, benevolent,

The Emphasized Bible

To be doing good, to be rich in noble works, to be, generous in giving, ready for fellowship, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

to do good, to be rich in generous actions, to take pleasure in liberality, ready to distribute;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Urge upon them to show kindness, to exhibit a wealth of good actions, to be open-handed and generous,

Webster

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Weymouth New Testament

They must be beneficent, rich in noble deeds, open-handed and liberal;

Williams New Testament

charge them to continue doing good and being rich in good deeds, open-handed and generous hearted,

World English Bible

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Worrell New Testament

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, free to impart, liberal;

Worsley New Testament

to be rich in good works, to be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Youngs Literal Translation

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be ready to impart, willing to communicate,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
G14
ἀγαθοεργέω 
Agathoergeo 
do good
Usage: 1

πλουτέω 
Plouteo 
be rich, be made rich, rich, wax rich, be increased with goods
Usage: 9

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

εὐμετάδοτος 
Eumetadotos 
Usage: 1

References

Context Readings

Instructions To The Rich

17 Command the rich in the present age not to be arrogant, nor hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in the living God, who supplies us all things abundantly for enjoyment, 18 to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for that which is coming, so that they may take hold of the eternal life.


Cross References

Romans 12:8

or he who exhorts, in the exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who leads, in diligence; he who does mercy, in cheerfulness.

Romans 12:13

sharing for the needs of the sanctified, pursuing love for strangers.

1 Timothy 5:10

being testified in good works: if she has reared children, if she has been hospitable to strangers, if she has washed the feet of the sanctified, if she has relieved those who are afflicted, if she has followed every good work.

Hebrews 13:16

But do not forget benevolence and fellowship, for God is well pleased with such sacrifices.

Luke 12:21

So is he who stores up for himself, and is not being rich toward God.

Titus 3:8

Faithful is the saying. And I want thee to strongly insist about these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to manage good works. These things are good and beneficial to men.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If there be with thee a poor man, one of thy brothers, within any of thy gates in thy land which LORD thy God gives thee, thou shall not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother,

2 Chronicles 24:16

And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, and toward God and his house.

Psalm 37:3

Trust in LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and feed on [his] faithfulness.

Psalm 112:9

He has scattered, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn shall be exalted with honor.

Proverbs 11:24-25

There is he who scatters, and increases yet more, and there he is who withholds more than is proper, but only to want.

Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shall find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand, for thou know not which shall prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

Isaiah 32:8

But a noble man devises noble things, and in noble things he shall continue.

Isaiah 58:7

Is it not to deal thy bread to a hungry man, and that thou bring the poor who are cast out to thy house, when thou see a naked man, that thou cover him, and that thou not hide thyself from thine own flesh?

Luke 6:33-35

And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what credit is for you? For even sinners do the same.

Luke 14:12-14

And he also said to the man who invited him, When thou make a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy kinsmen, nor prosperous neighbors, lest they also invite thee in return, and a recompense be made

Acts 2:44-45

And all who believed were together, and had all things common.

Acts 4:34-37

For not even any needy was among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses, selling, they brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,

Acts 9:36

Now at Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which, being translated, is called Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charities that she did.

Acts 10:38

Jesus of Nazareth--how God anointed him with Holy Spirit and with power, who passed through doing good, and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him.

Acts 11:29

And the disciples, as any man prospered, determined, each of them regarding aid, to send to the brothers who dwell in Judea,

1 Corinthians 16:2

Upon the first day of the week let each of you set something aside near himself, storing up whatever he may prosper, so that when I come no collections may be made then.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

And, brothers, we declare to you the grace of God that has been given in the congregations of Macedonia,

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich he became poor for your sakes, so that by that man's poverty ye might become rich.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the willingness is present, it is acceptable to the extent if some man has, not to the extent he does not have.

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

But this, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows in blessings will also reap in blessings.

Galatians 6:10

So then as we have time, let us work what is good toward all men, and especially toward those belonging to a household of the faith.

Philippians 4:18-19

But I receive all things, and I abound. I have been filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things from you, an aroma of fragrance, an acceptable sacrifice well-pleasing to God.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, so that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a special people, a zealot of good works.

James 2:5

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

1 Peter 3:11

Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it.

1 John 3:17

But whoever has the world's living, and sees his brother having need, and closes his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate the evil, but the good. The man doing right is of God. The man doing wrong has not seen God.

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