Parallel Verses

King James Version

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

New American Standard Bible

"Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Holman Bible

Why, then, are you now testing God by putting on the disciples' necks a yoke that neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?

International Standard Version

So why do you test God by putting on the disciples' neck a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we could carry?

A Conservative Version

Now therefore why do ye challenge God, to place a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

American Standard Version

Now therefore why make ye trial of God, that ye should put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Amplified

Now then, why do you try to test God by putting a yoke on the necks of the disciples, such as neither our forefathers nor we [ourselves] were able to endure?

An Understandable Version

Why are you putting God on trial by trying to harness the disciples with a burden [i.e., compliance with the law of Moses], which neither our forefathers nor we could possibly bear?

Anderson New Testament

Now, therefore, why do you put God to the proof, by placing a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers, nor we ourselves, were able to bear?

Bible in Basic English

Why then are you testing God, by putting on the neck of the disciples a yoke so hard that not even our fathers or we were strong enough for it?

Common New Testament

Now therefore why do you test God by putting upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Daniel Mace New Testament

why therefore do you tempt God to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither we nor our forefathers were able to bear?

Darby Translation

Now therefore why tempt ye God, by putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Godbey New Testament

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Goodspeed New Testament

Then why do you now try to test God, by putting on the necks of these disciples a yoke that neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?

John Wesley New Testament

Now therefore why endeavour ye to put a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now therefore why tempt ye God, putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Julia Smith Translation

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

King James 2000

Now therefore why test God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Lexham Expanded Bible

So now why are you putting God to the test [by] placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Modern King James verseion

Now therefore why do you tempt God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples, a yoke which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now therefore, why tempt ye God, that ye would put a yoke on the disciples necks which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Moffatt New Testament

Well now, why are you trying to impose a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we ourselves could bear?

Montgomery New Testament

"Now then, why are you tempting God by laying on the necks of these disciples a yoke which neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?

NET Bible

So now why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?

New Heart English Bible

Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Noyes New Testament

Now therefore why do ye provoke the anger of God, by putting a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Sawyer New Testament

Now, therefore, why do you try God, to put on the necks of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we could bear?

The Emphasized Bible

Now, therefore, why are ye proving God, that ye should put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which, neither our fathers, nor we, have been able to bear.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Why then now tempt ye God, by imposing a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Why, then, do you now provoke God, by putting on the necks of these disciples a yoke which neither our ancestors nor we were able to bear?

Webster

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Weymouth New Testament

Now, therefore, why try an experiment upon God, by laying on the necks of these disciples a yoke which neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?

Williams New Testament

Then why do you now try to test God by putting on these disciples' necks a yoke which neither our forefathers nor we could bear?

World English Bible

Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Worrell New Testament

Now, therefore, why do ye tempt God, that ye should put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were strong enough to bear?

Worsley New Testament

Now therefore why do ye tempt God, in imposing a yoke on the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Youngs Literal Translation

now, therefore, why do ye tempt God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

tempt ye
πειράζω 
Peirazo 
Usage: 33

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

to put
ἐπιτίθημι 
Epitithemi 
lay on, lay, put, lay upon, put on, put upon, set, not tr,
Usage: 34

a yoke
ζυγός 
Zugos 
Usage: 4

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the neck
τράχηλος 
Trachelos 
Usage: 3

of the disciples
μαθητής 
Mathetes 
Usage: 254

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

οὔτε 
Oute 
neither, nor, nor yet, no not, not, yet not,
Usage: 68

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

nor
οὔτε 
Oute 
neither, nor, nor yet, no not, not, yet not,
Usage: 68

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able, avail, prevail, be whole, cannot , can do, may,
Usage: 19

References

Context Readings

The Jerusalem Council

9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.


Cross References

Matthew 23:4

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Isaiah 7:12

But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

Exodus 17:2

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Galatians 4:1-5

Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

Galatians 4:9

But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Hebrews 3:9

When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Hebrews 9:9

Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

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