Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

Holman Bible

Now then, why are you testing God by putting a yoke on the disciples’ necks that neither our ancestors 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?

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 in this way He put no difference between us and them, because He cleansed their hearts by faith. 10 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? 11 In fact, we believe that it is through the favor of the Lord Jesus that we are saved, just as they are."


Cross References

Matthew 23:4

They tie up heavy burdens and fasten them on men's shoulders, but they refuse to lift a finger to help bear them.

Galatians 5:1

This is the freedom with which Christ has made us free. So keep on standing in it, and stop letting your necks be fastened in the yoke of slavery again.

Galatians 5:1

This is the freedom with which Christ has made us free. So keep on standing in it, and stop letting your necks be fastened in the yoke of slavery again.

Galatians 5:1

This is the freedom with which Christ has made us free. So keep on standing in it, and stop letting your necks be fastened in the yoke of slavery again.

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, "Again the Scripture says, 'You must not try the Lord your God.'"

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all of you who toil and carry burdens, and I, yes, I, will lead you into rest.

Galatians 4:1-5

I mean this: As long as the heir is under age he is not a whit better off than a slave, although he is heir of all the property,

Galatians 4:9

but now, since you have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by Him, how can you turn back to your own crude notions, so weak and worthless, and wish to become slaves to them again?

Hebrews 3:9

Where your forefathers found I stood their test, because they saw my works for forty years,

Hebrews 9:9

for it is merely a symbol of the present time in connection with which gifts and sacrifices are repeatedly offered though they cannot make the conscience of the worshiper perfect,

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