Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 that as you excel in every thing, in faith, in language, mystical knowledge, in all virtue, and in your affection to us; I hope you will excel too in this charitable disposition. 8 I don't mean to prescribe to you, but that the zeal of others may show you are as sincerely well-affected. 9 for you are sensible of the beneficence of our Lord Jesus Christ; powerful as he was, for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be made rich.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 7:6

but as for the rest, I speak it by way of counsel, and not of command.

1 Corinthians 7:6

but as for the rest, I speak it by way of counsel, and not of command.

1 Corinthians 7:6

but as for the rest, I speak it by way of counsel, and not of command.

Romans 11:12-14

now if their fall be to the advancement of the world, and the few converts among them bring in whole numbers of the Gentiles: how much more so will it be, when the Jewish body recover?

Romans 12:9

Let love be without dissimulation. abhor that which is evil, adhere to that which is good.

1 Corinthians 7:12

But as to the other cases, which were not decided by the Lord; I say, if any brother has a pagan wife, who likes to live with him, let him not put her away.

1 Corinthians 7:25

As to the case of celibacy, I have no positive instructions: yet my advice deserves to be regarded, as coming from one the divine favour has distinguished.

2 Corinthians 6:6

I approve myself, by chastity, by knowledge, by meekness, by kindness, by sanctity of mind, by undisguised benevolence,

2 Corinthians 8:1-3

I must acquaint you, brethren, with the contribution which the churches of Macedonia have religiously made,

2 Corinthians 8:10

in this I only advise you: it being for your credit, since you have not only begun to execute it, but you were the first that form'd the design a year ago.

2 Corinthians 8:24

wherefore show how much you love them, and how well you deserve the character I gave you, before all the churches.

2 Corinthians 9:2

for I know your generous propensity, and I mention'd it with applause to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; so that your zeal has influenc'd many others.

2 Corinthians 9:7

let every man give as he is disposed in his own mind, without any regret or reluctance: for God loves a cheerful benefactor.

Ephesians 4:15

but being sincere in mutual love, may be entirely united to Christ, who is the head:

Ephesians 6:24

grace be with all those that have love uncorrupted for our Lord Jesus Christ. amen.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us animate one another to the mutual returns of love, and kind offices: not abandoning our assemblies,

James 2:14-16

What advantage is it, my brethren, for a man to say he has faith, if he has no beneficence? can such a faith save him?

1 Peter 1:22

You that have purified your souls by the holy spirit, in obeying the gospel, which obliges you to an undisguised benevolence, let your hearts be mutually affected with the most disinterested ardour;

1 John 3:17-19

he that possesses the enjoyments of life, and seeing his brother in want, has no compassion for him, how can he be said to have any divine love?

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