Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

A Conservative Version

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

[Charge them] to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous of heart, ready 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,

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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but charge them to do good, that they be rich in good works, liberal 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 Enjoin on those rich in the present age not to be high-minded, nor to trust on the uncertainty of riches; but in the God who affords us all things richly for our enjoyment; 18 to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in distributing, disposed to communicate of their substance, 19 laying by for themselves a good foundation for the future, that they may lay hold of what is really life.


Cross References

Romans 12:8

or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in simplicity; he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy, with cheerfulness.

Romans 12:13

distributing to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

1 Timothy 5:10

borne witness to in good works, if she have brought up children, if she have exercised hospitality, if she have washed saints' feet, if she have imparted relief to the distressed, if she have diligently followed every good work.

Hebrews 13:16

But of doing good and communicating of your substance be not forgetful, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Luke 12:21

Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

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.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If there be amongst you a poor man, any one of thy brethren in one of thy gates, in thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy brother in need;

2 Chronicles 24:16

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

Psalm 37:3

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

Psalm 112:9

He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.

Proverbs 11:24-25

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is right, but it tendeth only to want.

Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing good for them but to rejoice and to do well in their life;

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes 11:6

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

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble deviseth noble things; and to noble things doth he stand.

Isaiah 58:7

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring to thy house the needy wanderers; when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Luke 6:33-35

And if ye do good to those that do good to you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners do the same.

Luke 14:12-14

And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee.

Acts 2:44-45

And all that believed were together, and had all things common,

Acts 4:34-37

For neither was there any one in want among them; for as many as were owners of lands or houses, selling them, brought the price of what was sold

Acts 9:36

And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, which being interpreted means Dorcas. She was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.

Acts 10:38

Jesus who was of Nazareth: how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went through all quarters doing good, and healing all that were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

Acts 11:29

And they determined, according as any one of the disciples was well off, each of them to send to the brethren who dwelt in Judaea, to minister to them;

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first of the week let each of you put by at home, laying up in whatever degree he may have prospered, that there may be no collections when I come.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

But we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God bestowed in the assemblies of Macedonia;

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that ye by his poverty might be enriched.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness be there, a man is accepted according to what he may have, not according to what he has not.

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

But this is true, he that sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he that sows in the spirit of blessing shall reap also in blessing:

Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have occasion, let us do good towards all, and specially towards those of the household of faith.

Philippians 4:18-19

But I have all things in full supply and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things sent from you, an odour of sweet savour, an acceptable sacrifice, agreeable to God.

Titus 2:14

who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all lawlessness, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous for good works.

James 2:5

Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him?

1 Peter 3:11

And let him avoid evil, and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it;

1 John 3:17

But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He that does good is of God. He that does evil has not seen God.

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