Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 But just as you excel in everything--in faith and in speaking and in knowledge and with all diligence and in the love from us [that is] in you--so may you excel in this grace also. 8 I am not saying [this] as a command, but proving the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that [although he] was rich, for your sake he became poor, in order that you, by his poverty, may become rich.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:6

But I say this as a concession, not as a command.

Joshua 24:14

"So now, revere Yahweh and serve him in sincerity and faithfulness; remove the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river and in Egypt, and serve Yahweh.

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come to you {as people do}, and they sit {before you}, and my people hear your words, and they do not do them, for they [are] showing passion in their mouth, but their heart [is] going after ill-gotten gain.

Romans 11:12-14

And if their trespass [means] riches for the world and their loss [means] riches for the Gentiles, how much more [will] their fullness [mean]?

Romans 12:9

Love must be without hypocrisy. Abhor what [is] evil; be attached to what [is] good,

1 Corinthians 7:12

Now to the rest I say--not the Lord--if any brother has an unbelieving wife and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her.

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning virgins I do not have a command from the Lord, but I am giving an opinion as one shown mercy by the Lord to be trustworthy.

2 Corinthians 6:6

in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love without hypocrisy,

2 Corinthians 8:1-3

Now we make known to you, brothers, the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia,

2 Corinthians 8:10

And I am giving an opinion in this [matter], because this is profitable for you who not only began previously, a year ago, to do [something], but also to want [to do it].

2 Corinthians 8:24

Therefore show to them the proof of your love and our boasting about you {openly before} the churches.

2 Corinthians 9:2

because I know your readiness [to help], [concerning] which I keep on boasting to the Macedonians about you, that Achaia has been ready [to help] since last year, and your zeal has stirred up the majority [of them].

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each one [should give] as he has decided in his heart, not {reluctantly} or from compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Ephesians 4:15

But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him [with reference to] all [things], who is the head, Christ,

Ephesians 6:24

Grace [be] with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ in incorruptibility.

Hebrews 10:24

And let us think about {how to stir one another up to love} and good works,

James 2:14-16

What [is] the benefit, my brothers, if someone says [that he] has faith but does not have works? That faith [is] not able to save him, [is it]?

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from the heart,

1 John 3:17-19

But whoever has the world's material possessions and observes his brother {in need} and shuts his heart against him, how does the love of God reside in him?

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