Parallel Verses

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let us have a like return; I speak as unto children; be ye also enlarged.

New American Standard Bible

Now in a like exchange—I speak as to children—open wide to us also.

King James Version

Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.

Holman Bible

I speak as to my children. As a proper response, you should also be open to us.

International Standard Version

Do us a favor I ask you as my children and open wide your hearts.

A Conservative Version

But I speak the same recompense as to children, be ye also enlarged.

American Standard Version

Now for a recompense in like kind (I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.


Now in the same way as a fair exchange [for our love toward you]—I am speaking as [I would] to children—open wide [your hearts] to us also.

An Understandable Version

I am speaking to you as my [spiritual] children; open up [your hearts] to me in return.

Anderson New Testament

That you may repay me in like manner, (I speak as to children,) be you also enlarged.

Bible in Basic English

Now to give me back payment of the same sort (I am talking as to my children), let your hearts be wide open to me.

Common New Testament

Now in a fair exchangeI speak as to my childrenopen wide your hearts also.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I address myself to you as a parent, be not you wanting in the returns of filial respect to me.

Darby Translation

but for an answering recompense, (I speak as to children,) let your heart also expand itself.

Godbey New Testament

But as I speak to children, you indeed receive this reward.

Goodspeed New Testament

To pay me back, I tell you, my children, you must open your hearts too.

John Wesley New Testament

Now for a recompence of the same, (I speak as to my children) be ye also inlarged.

Julia Smith Translation

And for the same recompense, (I speak as to children,) be ye yourselves also enlarged.

King James 2000

Now in return for the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged in heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now the same [way] [in] exchange (I am speaking as to children), you open wide [your hearts] also.

Modern King James verseion

But for the same reward, (I speak as to children), you also be enlarged.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I promise you like reward with me, as to my children.

Moffatt New Testament

A fair exchange now, as the children say! Open your hearts wide to me.

Montgomery New Testament

I pray you, therefore, in fair exchange (I speak as to my children), let your hearts also be wide open to me.

NET Bible

Now as a fair exchange -- I speak as to my children -- open wide your hearts to us also.

New Heart English Bible

Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide.

Noyes New Testament

So then in return, I speak to you as children, let your hearts be enlarged.

Sawyer New Testament

and now as a return of benefits, I speak as to children, do you also be enlarged.

The Emphasized Bible

Howbeit, by way of the like recompense - as, unto children, I speak, be enlarged, even, ye.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Can you not in return--I appeal to you as I should to children--open your hearts to us?


Now for a recompense in the same (I speak as to my children,) be ye also enlarged.

Weymouth New Testament

And in just requital--I speak as to my children--let your hearts expand also.

Williams New Testament

To pay me back, I tell you, my children, you too must stretch your hearts with love for me.

World English Bible

Now in return, I speak as to my children, you also be open wide.

Worrell New Testament

Now, for a recompense in like kind (I am speaking as to my children), be ye also enlarged.

Worsley New Testament

Now as a return of our love (I speak as to my children) be ye also enlarged towards us.

Youngs Literal Translation

and as a recompense of the same kind, (as to children I say it,) be ye enlarged -- also ye!


Root Form
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Usage: 2

in the same

Usage: 0

I speak
Usage: 1045

as unto
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

Usage: 69

Usage: 2

ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

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



Verse Info

Context Readings

Afflictions Of God's Servants

12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. 13 Let us have a like return; I speak as unto children; be ye also enlarged. 14 Be not unequally yoked with infidels; for what participation hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what fellowship [is there] between light and darkness?

Cross References

Matthew 9:28-29

So when he came into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord.

Matthew 17:19-20

Then the disciples of Jesus coming privately, said, Why could not we cast it out?

Mark 6:4-6

Then said Jesus unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his native place, and among his relations, and in his own family.

Mark 11:24

Therefore I say unto you, That all things whatever ye ask in prayer, believe that ye shall receive them, and they shall be given you.

1 Corinthians 4:14-15

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I admonish you.

Galatians 4:12

Be as I am, for I also am as ye are, brethren??his is my request to you: ye have not injured me in the least.

Galatians 4:19

My little children of whom I travail in birth again, until Christ be formed in you,

1 Thessalonians 2:11

as ye know how [we treated] every one of you, as a father doth his children, exhorting you, and admonishing, and conjuring you,

Hebrews 12:5-6

And have you forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you, as children, "My son, count not lightly of the Lord's childlike correction, nor faint when under his rebuke:

James 1:6-7

But let him ask in faith, harbouring no doubt: for he who is doubtful is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind, and in constant agitation.

1 John 2:1

MY dear children, these things I write to you, that ye should not sin. And if any of us sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1 John 2:12-14

I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

1 John 3:7

My dear children, let no man deceive you: he who doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous:

1 John 3:18

My dear children, let us not love in word and in tongue, but in deed and in truth;

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have towards him, that whatsoever we ask according to his will, he heareth us.

3 John 1:4

I have no greater joy than these tidings, that I hear my own children are walking in the truth.

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