Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

I do not speak this as a commandment, but on account of the zeal of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

New American Standard Bible

I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.

King James Version

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Holman Bible

I am not saying this as a command. Rather, by means of the diligence of others, I am testing the genuineness of your love.

International Standard Version

I am not commanding you but testing the genuineness of your love by the enthusiasm of others.

A Conservative Version

I speak not from commandment, but because of the zeal of others, also examining the genuineness of your love.

American Standard Version

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

Amplified

I am not saying this as a command [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the enthusiasm of others, the sincerity of your love as well.

An Understandable Version

I am not saying this [to you] as a command, but by telling you how eager others are [to help], to find out how genuine your love is also.

Bible in Basic English

I am not giving you an order, but using the ready mind of others as a test of the quality of your love.

Common New Testament

I am not speaking this as a command, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I don't mean to prescribe to you, but that the zeal of others may show you are as sincerely well-affected.

Darby Translation

I do not speak as commanding it, but through the zeal of others, and proving the genuineness of your love.

Godbey New Testament

I speak not according to commandment, but through the zeal of others also proving the sincerity of your divine love.

Goodspeed New Testament

I do not mean this as a command. I only want to test the genuineness of your love by the devotion of others.

John Wesley New Testament

I speak not by way of command, but that by the diligence of others, I may prove the sincerity of your love.

Julia Smith Translation

I speak not according to command, but by care of others, trying also the purity of your love.

King James 2000

I speak not by commandment, but to prove by the earnestness of others, the sincerity of your love.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I am not saying [this] as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.

Modern King James verseion

I do not speak according to command, but through the eagerness of others, and testing the trueness of your love.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This say I not as commanding: but because others are so fervent, therefore prove I your love, whether it be perfect or no.

Moffatt New Testament

I am not issuing any orders, only using the zeal of others to prove how sterling your own love is.

Montgomery New Testament

I do not say this by way of command, but by the zeal of others I am trying to prove the reality of your love.

NET Bible

I am not saying this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness of others.

New Heart English Bible

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

Noyes New Testament

I speak not by way of command, but by reason of the earnestness of others, and to prove the genuineness of your love.

Sawyer New Testament

I do not speak by command, but on account of the diligence of others, and to prove the genuineness of your love;

The Emphasized Bible

Not by way of injunction, do I speak, but through, others', earnestness, and, the genuineness of your own love, putting to the test.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I speak not by commandment, but because of the forwardness of others, and to prove the genuineness of your love.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I am not laying a command upon you, but I am making use of the earnestness shown by others to test the genuineness of your affection.

Webster

I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Weymouth New Testament

I am not saying this by way of command, but to test by the standard of other men's earnestness the genuineness of your love also.

Williams New Testament

I am not saying this in the spirit of a command, but I am simply trying to test the genuineness of your love by the enthusiasm of others.

World English Bible

I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.

Worrell New Testament

I am not speaking by way of command; but as proving, through the diligence of others, the sincerity of your love.

Worsley New Testament

I speak not by way of command, but to prove the sincerity of your love also, by means of the forwardness of others.

Youngs Literal Translation

not according to command do I speak, but because of the diligence of others, and of your love proving the genuineness,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I speak
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

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

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

ἐπιταγή 
Epitage 
Usage: 7

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

of the forwardness
σπουδή 
Spoude 
Usage: 12

of others
ἕτερος 
heteros 
Usage: 76

and

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

to prove
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

the sincerity
γνήσιος 
Gnesios 
Usage: 4

of your
ὑμέτερος 
Humeteros 
Usage: 4

References

Morish

Context Readings

Generosity In Giving

7 Now as you excel in every thing, in faith, and in speech, and in knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love for us, see that you excel in this gift also. 8 I do not speak this as a commandment, but on account of the zeal of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet, for your sakes, he became poor, that you, through his poverty, might become rich.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:6

But this I say by permission, not by commandment:

1 Corinthians 7:6

But this I say by permission, not by commandment:

1 Corinthians 7:6

But this I say by permission, not by commandment:

Romans 11:12-14

Now, if their fall be the riches of the world, and their loss be the riches of the Gentiles, how much more shall their full acceptance be the riches of the world?

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good;

1 Corinthians 7:12

But to the rest, I, and not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife that believes not, and she is well pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

1 Corinthians 7:25

But with respect to virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment as one that is enabled, by the mercy of the Lord, to be faithful.

2 Corinthians 6:6

by purity, by knowledge, by long forbearance, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned,

2 Corinthians 8:1-3

We make known to you, brethren, God's gracious gift, which has been given in the churches of Macedonia;

2 Corinthians 8:10

And I give my judgment in this matter; for this is profitable for you, who began not only to do, but to show a willing mind, a year ago.

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore, give to them, in the presence of the churches, a proof of your love, and of our boasting of you.

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I know your readiness of mind, on account of which I boasted of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago: and your zeal has incited very many.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Let each one give, as he purposes in his heart; not with grief, nor from necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver.

Ephesians 4:15

but speaking truthfully in love, we might grow up in all things, into him who is the head, even the Christ,

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider one another that we may excite to love and good works,

James 2:14-16

What profit is there, my brethren, if any one say he has faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit, to unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another with a pure heart fervently,

1 John 3:17-19

Whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts his heart against him, how dwells the love of God in him?

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