Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

New American Standard Bible

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

King James Version

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

International Standard Version

These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.

A Conservative Version

But these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all willingness, examining the Scriptures daily, if it has these things this way.

American Standard Version

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Amplified

Now these [Jews] were better disposed and more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they were entirely ready and accepted and welcomed the message [ concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] with inclination of mind and eagerness, searching and examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

An Understandable Version

Now these people [in Berea] had more character than those in Thessalonica because they [not only] received the message with an open mind but [also] examined the [Old Testament] Scriptures every day to see if what they had heard was really true.

Anderson New Testament

These were of a better disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness of mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Bible in Basic English

Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so.

Common New Testament

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the Jews there were of a more generous temper than those of Thessalonica: for they very readily embrac'd their doctrine, and daily examin'd, whether it was conformable to the scriptures.

Darby Translation

And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, receiving the word with all readiness of mind, daily searching the scriptures if these things were so.

Godbey New Testament

but these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all enthusiasm, searching the scriptures daily, if these things are so.

Goodspeed New Testament

The Jews there were more high-minded than those at Thessalonica, and received the message with great eagerness and studied the Scriptures every day, to find out whether it was true.

John Wesley New Testament

These were more ingenuous than those of Thessalonica, receiving the word with all readiness of mind, and daily searching the scriptures, whether those things were so?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all diligence and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Julia Smith Translation

And they were of more noble birth than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all willingness, and examined the writings daily, if these things might hold thus.

King James 2000

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now these were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica. {They} accepted the message with all eagerness, examining the scriptures every day [to see] if these [things] were so.

Modern King James verseion

And these were more noble than those of Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the Scriptures daily to see if those things were so.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

These were the noblest of birth among them of Thessalonica, which received the word with all diligence of mind, and searched the scriptures daily whether those things were even so.

Moffatt New Testament

where the people were more amenable than at Thessalonica; they were perfectly ready to receive the Word and made a daily study of the scriptures to see if it was really as Paul said.

Montgomery New Testament

The Jews of Berea were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they very readily received the message with all readiness of mind, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether these things were so.

NET Bible

These Jews were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they eagerly received the message, examining the scriptures carefully every day to see if these things were so.

New Heart English Bible

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Noyes New Testament

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Sawyer New Testament

but these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness, examining the Scriptures daily [to see] if these things were so.

The Emphasized Bible

and, these, were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they welcomed the word with all readiness of mind, daily, searching the Scriptures, - whether these things could be so.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now these were more liberally minded men than those of Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness of mind, daily, examining the Scriptures if these things were really so.

Twentieth Century New Testament

These Jews of Beroea were better disposed than those in Thessalonica, for they welcomed the Message with great readiness, and daily examined the Scriptures to see if what was said was true.

Webster

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Weymouth New Testament

The Jews at Beroea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated.

Williams New Testament

The Jews there were better disposed than those in Thessalonica, for they welcomed the message with all eagerness and carried on a daily study of the Scriptures to see if Paul's message was true.

World English Bible

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Worrell New Testament

And these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Worsley New Testament

These were more ingenuous than those at Thessalonica; for they received the word with all readiness of mind, searching the scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Youngs Literal Translation

and these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, they received the word with all readiness of mind, every day examining the Writings whether those things were so;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

ἦν 
En 
ἔχω 
Echo 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 410
Usage: 479

εὐγένης 
Eugenes 
Usage: 2


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Θεσσαλονίκη 
thessalonike 
Usage: 5

in that
ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
Usage: 30

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

προθυμία 
Prothumia 
Usage: 5

and searched
ἀνακρίνω 
Anakrino 
Usage: 16

γραφή 
Graphe 
Usage: 37

ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

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Context Readings

Paul And Silas In Berea

10 As soon as it was night, the brothers sent Paul and Silas off to Berea. On arrival, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 Consequently, many of them believed, including a number of the prominent Greek women as well as men.


Cross References

John 5:39

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.

Isaiah 34:16

Search and read the scroll of the Lord:
Not one of them will be missing,
none will be lacking its mate,
because He has ordered it by my mouth,
and He will gather them by His Spirit.

Luke 16:29

“But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’

1 Thessalonians 2:13

This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.

Job 23:12

I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
more than my daily food.

Psalm 1:2-3

Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.

Psalm 119:97

?MemHow I love Your instruction!
It is my meditation all day long.

Psalm 119:100

I understand more than the elders
because I obey Your precepts.

Psalm 119:148

I am awake through each watch of the night
to meditate on Your promise.

Proverbs 1:5

a wise man will listen and increase his learning,
and a discerning man will obtain guidance—

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,

Proverbs 8:10

Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

Jeremiah 2:21

I planted you, a choice vine
from the very best seed.
How then could you turn into
a degenerate, foreign vine?

Matthew 13:23

But the one sown on the good ground—this is one who hears and understands the word, who does bear fruit and yields: some 100, some 60, some 30 times what was sown.”

Luke 24:44

Then He told them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

John 1:45-49

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!”

John 3:21

But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”

Acts 2:41

So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them.

Acts 10:33

Therefore I immediately sent for you, and you did the right thing in coming. So we are all present before God, to hear everything you have been commanded by the Lord.”

Acts 11:1

The apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles had welcomed God’s message also.

Acts 17:1

Then they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.

1 Thessalonians 1:6

and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

James 1:21

Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.

1 Peter 1:10-12

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated.

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow by it for your salvation,

2 Peter 1:19-21

So we have the prophetic word strongly confirmed. You will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dismal place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

1 John 4:5-6

They are from the world. Therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them.

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