Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 And that as you are full of every good thing, of faith, of the word, of knowledge, of a ready mind, and of love to us, so you may be full of this grace in the same way. 8 I am not giving you an order, but using the ready mind of others as a test of the quality of your love. 9 For you see the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, how though he had wealth, he became poor on your account, so that through his need you might have wealth.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:6

But this I say as my opinion, and not as an order of the Lord.

Joshua 24:14

So now, go in fear of the Lord, and be his servants with true hearts: put away the gods worshipped by your fathers across the River and in Egypt, and be servants of the Lord.

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come to you as my people come, and are seated before you as my people, hearing your words but doing them not: for deceit is in their mouth and their heart goes after profit for themselves.

Romans 11:12-14

Now, if their fall is the wealth of the world, and their loss the wealth of the Gentiles, how much greater will be the glory when they are made full?

Romans 12:9

Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.

1 Corinthians 7:12

But to the rest I say, and not the Lord; If a brother has a wife who is not a Christian, and it is her desire to go on living with him, let him not go away from her.

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now about virgins I have no orders from the Lord: but I give my opinion as one to whom the Lord has given mercy to be true to him.

2 Corinthians 6:6

In a clean heart, in knowledge, in long waiting, in being kind, in the Holy Spirit, in true love,

2 Corinthians 8:1-3

And now we give you news, brothers, about the grace of God which has been given to the churches of Macedonia;

2 Corinthians 8:10

And in this I give my opinion: for it is to your profit, who were the first to make a start a year before, not only to do this, but to make clear that your minds were more than ready to do it.

2 Corinthians 8:24

Make clear then to them, as representatives of the churches, the quality of your love, and that the things which we have said about you are true.

2 Corinthians 9:2

For I have before made clear to those of Macedonia my pride in your ready mind, saying to them that Achaia has been ready for a year back; and a great number have been moved to do the same by your example.

2 Corinthians 9:7

Let every man do after the purpose of his heart; not giving with grief, or by force: for God takes pleasure in a ready giver.

Ephesians 4:15

But saying true words in love, may come to full growth in him, who is the head, even Christ;

Ephesians 6:24

Grace be with all those who have true love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 10:24

And let us be moving one another at all times to love and good works;

James 2:14-16

What use is it, my brothers, for a man to say that he has faith, if he does nothing? will such a faith give him salvation?

1 Peter 1:22

And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:

1 John 3:17-19

But if a man has this world's goods, and sees that his brother is in need, and keeps his heart shut against his brother, how is it possible for the love of God to be in him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain