Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.

King James Version

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Holman Bible

So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.

International Standard Version

So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their doom will match their deeds!

A Conservative Version

Therefore, it is no great thing if his helpers also disguise themselves as helpers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

American Standard Version

It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Amplified

So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, it should not be surprising for Satan's ministers to disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness. Their [final] end will be what they deserve for such actions.

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves so as to be like the ministers of righteousness; of such, the end shall be according to their works.

Bible in Basic English

So it is no great thing if his servants make themselves seem to be servants of righteousness; whose end will be the reward of their works.

Common New Testament

Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will be according to their deeds.

Daniel Mace New Testament

therefore it is not strange if his agents are so disguised as to appear like ministers of the gospel; but their end shall be answerable to their actions.

Darby Translation

It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Godbey New Testament

Then it is no great wonder if his ministers are transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose, end shall be according to their works.

Goodspeed New Testament

So it is nothing strange if his servants also masquerade as servants of uprightness. But their doom will fit their actions.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore it is no great thing, if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose ends shall be according to their works.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Julia Smith Translation

No great thing therefore if also his servants are transformed as servants of justice; whose end shall be according to their works.

King James 2000

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore [it is] not a great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore it is no great thing, though his ministers fashion themselves as though they were the ministers of righteousness: whose end shall be according to their deeds.

Moffatt New Testament

So it is no surprise if his ministers also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. Their doom will answer to their deeds.

Montgomery New Testament

It is no great marvel, then, if his ministers also disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness. Their end will be according to their works.

NET Bible

Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions.

New Heart English Bible

It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

New simplified Bible

It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Noyes New Testament

It is no great thing, then, if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Sawyer New Testament

It is no great thing, therefore, if his ministers transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

The Emphasized Bible

No great thing, therefore, if, his ministers also, are transfiguring themselves as ministers of righteousness! - whose end, shall be according to their works.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

It is no wonder therefore if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their works.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is not surprising, therefore, if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of Righteousness. But their end will be in accordance with their actions.

Webster

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also are transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Weymouth New Testament

It is therefore no great thing for his servants also to disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will be in accordance with their actions.

Williams New Testament

So it is no surprise if his servants also masquerade as ministers for doing right, whose doom shall be in accordance with what they do.

World English Bible

It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

Worrell New Testament

It is no great thing, therefore, if his ministers also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their works.

Worsley New Testament

It is therefore no great thing, if his ministers also be transformed into ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Youngs Literal Translation

no great thing, then, if also his ministrants do transform themselves as ministrants of righteousness -- whose end shall be according to their works.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore , then , so , and , now , wherefore , but , not tr ,
Usage: 417

it is no
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

μέγας 
megas 
great , loud ,
Usage: 167

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

his

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24


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

μετασχηματίζω 
metaschematizo 
Usage: 5

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as , when , how , as it were , about ,
Usage: 417

the ministers
διάκονος 
Diakonos 
Usage: 24

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

end
τέλος 
Telos 
Usage: 28

shall be
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be , will be , be , shall have , shall come to pass , shall , not tr ,
Usage: 83

κατά 
Kata 
according to , after , against , in , by , daily , as ,
Usage: 428


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Paul Defends His Apostleship

14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. 16 Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.


Cross References

Philippians 3:19

whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

2 Corinthians 3:9

For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.

2 Kings 5:13

Then his servants came near and spoke to him and said, "My father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?"

Isaiah 9:14-15

So the LORD cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 23:14-15

"Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 28:15-17

Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, "Listen now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.

Jeremiah 29:32

therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants; he will not have anyone living among this people, and he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people," declares the LORD, "because he has preached rebellion against the LORD."'"

Ezekiel 13:10-15

"It is definitely because they have misled My people by saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace. And when anyone builds a wall, behold, they plaster it over with whitewash;

Ezekiel 13:22

"Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,

Matthew 7:15-16

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

Acts 13:10

and said, "You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:11

If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ?--I speak as if insane--I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.

Galatians 1:8-9

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!

Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:13-22

suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you,

Jude 1:4

For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:10-13

But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.

Revelation 9:11

They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.

Revelation 13:2

And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.

Revelation 13:14

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.

Revelation 19:19-21

And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.

Revelation 20:2-3

And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

Revelation 20:7-10

When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison,



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