Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became afraid and said, "For the present you may go. When I get a chance, I will send for you again."

New American Standard Bible

But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."

King James Version

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Holman Bible

Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”

A Conservative Version

And as he discoursed about righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment going to be, Felix, having become afraid, answered, Go now, and having a convenient time, I will summon thee.

American Standard Version

And as he reasoned of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, Go thy way for this time; and when I have a convenient season, I will call thee unto me.

Amplified

But as he continued to argue about uprightness, purity of life (the control of the passions), and the judgment to come, Felix became alarmed and terrified and said, Go away for the present; when I have a convenient opportunity, I will send for you.

An Understandable Version

And as he discussed the matters of doing right, and [maintaining] self control and the coming judgment, Felix became terrified and answered, "Go on away for now; I will call you back when it is convenient for me."

Anderson New Testament

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and the judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered: For the present withdraw; when I have a convenient season, I will call for you.

Bible in Basic English

And while he was talking about righteousness and self-control and the judging which was to come, Felix had great fear and said, Go away for the present, and when the right time comes I will send for you.

Common New Testament

But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."

Daniel Mace New Testament

but as he was treating of justice, temperance, and a future judgment, Felix greatly alarm'd, said, "withdraw for the present; and when I am at leisure, I will send for you."

Darby Translation

And as he reasoned concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment about to come, Felix, being filled with fear, answered, Go for the present, and when I get an opportunity I will send for thee;

Godbey New Testament

And he reasoning concerning righteousness and temperance and the coming judgment, Felix, being alarmed, responded, Go thy way for this time; and having received an opportunity, I will call for thee:

Goodspeed New Testament

But as he talked of uprightness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became alarmed, and said, "You may go for the present. I will find time later to send for you."

John Wesley New Testament

And as he reasoned concerning justice, temperance, and the judgment to come, Felix being terrified, answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled and answered, Go away for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And he discoursing of justice, and temperance, and judgment about to be, Felix being terrified, answered, Having now, go; having taken time, I will recall thee.

King James 2000

And as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go your way for this time; when I have a convenient time, I will call for you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And [while] he was discussing about righteousness and self control and the judgment that is to come, Felix became afraid [and] replied, "Go away for the present, and [when I] have an opportunity, I will summon you."

Modern King James verseion

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and the Judgment to come, Felix trembled and answered, Go for this time, but taking time later, I will call for you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as he preached of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come; Felix trembled, and answered, "Thou hast done enough at this time: depart. When I have a convenient time, I will send for thee."

Moffatt New Testament

but when he argued about morality, self-mastery, and the future judgment, Felix grew uneasy. "You may go for the present," he said; "when I can find a moment, I will send for you"

Montgomery New Testament

And as he reasoned about morality, self-control, and the future judgment, Felix was terrified, and said, "For the present go on your way, and when I find a convenient season, I will send for you."

NET Bible

While Paul was discussing righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for now, and when I have an opportunity, I will send for you."

New Heart English Bible

As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."

Noyes New Testament

And as he discoursed of righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment to come, Felix became alarmed, and answered, Go thy way for the present; and when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Sawyer New Testament

And as he discoursed of righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment about to come, Felix being terrified answered, Go for the present; but when I have time I will call you.

The Emphasized Bible

And, as he was reasoning of righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix, becoming greatly afraid, answered - For the present, be going thy way, and, when I find an opportunity, I will send for thee, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And as he discoursed of righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment which is ready to be revealed, Felix being greatly terrified, replied, Go, for the present, I will some time hence take another opportunity of calling for thee.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, while Paul was speaking at length about righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became terrified, and interrupted him--"Go for the present, but, when I find an opportunity, I will send for you again."

Webster

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, depart for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Weymouth New Testament

But when he dealt with the subjects of justice, self-control, and the judgement which was soon to come, Felix became alarmed and said, "For the present leave me, and when I can find a convenient opportunity I will send for you."

Williams New Testament

But as he continued to talk about uprightness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became alarmed, and said, "For the present you may go, but when I find a good opportunity, I will send for you."

World English Bible

As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."

Worrell New Testament

And, as he was reasoning about righteousness, continence, and the judgment to come, Felix, becoming terrified, answered, "Go your way for the present; and, when I obtain a suitable opportunity, I will call for you;"

Worsley New Testament

And as he was reasoning of justice, temperance, and a future judgement, Felix trembled, and said, Go thy way for this time, and I will take a proper opportunity to call for thee again.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he reasoning concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment that is about to be, Felix, having become afraid, answered, 'For the present be going, and having got time, I will call for thee;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And as
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

he

Usage: 0

διαλέγομαι 
Dialegomai 
Usage: 13

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

δικαιοσύνη 
Dikaiosune 
Usage: 83

ἐγκράτεια 
Egkrateia 
Usage: 4

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

κρίμα 
Krima 
Usage: 23

to
μέλλω 
mello 
shall, should, would, to come, will, things to come, not tr,
Usage: 90

ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

Φῆλιξ 
Phelix 
Usage: 9

ἔμφοβος 
Emphobos 
Usage: 6

and answered
ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

Go thy way
πορεύομαι 
Poreuomai 
go, depart, walk, go way,
Usage: 101

νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

I have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

καιρός 
Kairos 
Usage: 63

I will call
μετακαλέω 
metakaleo 
Usage: 4

References

Context Readings

Paul Before Felix And Drusilla

24 Some days later, Felix arrived with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him talk about faith in Jesus the Messiah. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became afraid and said, "For the present you may go. When I get a chance, I will send for you again." 26 At the same time he was hoping to receive a bribe from Paul, and so he would send for him frequently to talk with him.



Cross References

Acts 10:42

He also ordered us to preach to the people and to testify solemnly that this is the one appointed by God to be the judge of the living and the dead.

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

2 Peter 1:6

your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness,

Acts 17:32

When they heard about a resurrection of the dead, some began joking about it, while others said, "We will hear you again about this."

1 Samuel 12:7

Now stand up and I'll pass judgment on you in light of the LORD's righteous acts that he did for you and your ancestors.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing.

1 Kings 21:27

Nevertheless, as soon as Ahab heard this message, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He even slept in sackcloth and wandered around meekly.

1 Kings 22:26-27

Then the king of Israel ordered, "Take Micaiah and place him in the custody of Amon, the city governor. Hand him over to Joash, the king's son.

2 Kings 22:19

because your heart was sensitive, and you humbled yourself in the LORD's presence when you heard what I had to say against this place and against its inhabitants that they would become a desolation and a curse and you have torn your clothes and cried out before me, be assured that I have truly heard you,' declares the LORD.

Ezra 10:3

So let's make a promise to our God by which we divorce all of these foreign wives as well as those born to them in accordance with the counsel of our Lord and of those who tremble at our God's command. Furthermore, let it be done according to the Law.

Ezra 10:9

Less than three days later, all of the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered together on the twentieth day of the ninth month. Everyone sat in the plaza of the Temple of God, trembling because of everything that was happening, and also because it was raining heavily.

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness like clothing; my just decisions were like a robe and a turban.

Psalm 11:7

Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.

Psalm 45:7

You love justice and hate wickedness. That is why God, even your God, has anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.

Psalm 50:3-4

Our God has appeared and he has not been silent; a devouring fire blazed before him, and a mighty storm swirled around him.

Psalm 58:1-2

How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?

Psalm 72:2

May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.

Psalm 82:1-4

God takes his stand in the divine assembly; among the divine beings he renders judgment:

Psalm 99:1

The LORD reigns let people tremble; he is seated above the cherubim let the earth quake.

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles out of fear of you, and I am in awe of your judgments. Ayin

Proverbs 1:24-32

"Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention

Proverbs 6:4-5

Don't allow yourself to sleep or even to close your eyes.

Proverbs 16:12

Kings detest wrongdoing, for through righteousness the throne is established.

Proverbs 31:3-5

Never devote all your energy to sex, or dedicate your life to destroying kings.

Ecclesiastes 3:16-17

I also examined on earth: where the halls of justice were supposed to be, there was lawlessness; and where the righteous were supposed to be, there was lawlessness. 17I told myself, "God will judge both the righteous and the wicked, because there is a time set to judge every event and every work."

Ecclesiastes 5:8

Don't be surprised when you see the poor oppressed and the violent perverting both justice and verdicts in a province, for one high official watches another, and there are ones higher still over them.

Ecclesiastes 10:16-17

Woe to the land whose king is a youth and whose princes feast in the morning.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything.

Ecclesiastes 12:14

For God will judge every deed, along with every secret, whether good or evil.

Isaiah 1:18

"Please come, and let's reason together," implores the LORD. "Even though your sins are like scarlet, they'll be white like snow. Though they're like crimson, they'll become like wool.

Isaiah 1:21

"How the faithful city has become a whore, she who used to be filled with justice! Righteousness used to reside within her, but now only murderers live there.

Isaiah 16:5

then a throne will be established in gracious love, and there will sit in faithfulness in the Tent of David one who judges, seeks justice, and is swift to do what is right."

Isaiah 28:6-7

and a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Isaiah 32:11

So tremble, you ladies of leisure! Shudder, you daughters who feel so complacent! Strip down and make yourselves naked down to the waist! Then wrap yourself in sackcloth and beat your breasts.

Isaiah 41:21

"Put forward your case!" says the LORD. "Submit your arguments!" says Jacob's King.

Isaiah 55:6

"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.

Isaiah 61:8

"For I, the LORD, love justice, and I hate robbery and iniquity; I will faithfully present your reward and make an everlasting covenant with you.

Isaiah 66:2

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message.

Jeremiah 22:3

This is what the LORD says: "Uphold justice and righteousness. Deliver from their oppressor those who have been robbed. Don't mistreat or do violence to the alien, the orphan, or the widow, or shed the blood of innocent people in this place.

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Are you a king because you try to outdo everyone with cedar? Your father ate and drank and upheld justice and righteousness, did he not? And then it went well for him.

Jeremiah 23:29

"My message is like fire or like a hammer that shatters rock, is it not?" declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 37:17-21

Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah and received him. The king questioned him secretly in his house: "Is there a message from the LORD?"

Jeremiah 38:14-28

King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and had him brought to him at the third entrance to the LORD's Temple. The king told Jeremiah, "I'm going to ask you something, and don't hide anything from me."

Ezekiel 45:9

"This is what the Lord GOD says, "Enough of you, you regent princes of Israel! Abandon your violence and destruction. Practice what is just and right instead! Stop confiscating property from my people!' declares the Lord GOD.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."

Daniel 5:1-4

King Belshazzar put on a great festival for a thousand of his officials. He joined all one thousand of them in getting drunk.

Daniel 5:30

That night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was killed,

Daniel 12:2

Many of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken some to life everlasting, and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

Hosea 7:5

"On the king's festival day the princes got drunk from wine, so the king joined the mockers.

Hosea 10:4

Their word is falsely given as they make their agreements; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Hosea 10:12

Sow in righteousness in your own interest, reap in gracious love, break up your own unprepared ground; It is now time to inquire of the LORD, until he comes to pour out righteousness for you.

Amos 5:24

"But let justice roll on like many waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing river.

Amos 6:12

"Horses don't run over bare rock, do they? One doesn't plow rock with oxen, does he? But you have turned justice to gall, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard and I trembled within. My lips quivered at the noise. My legs gave way beneath me, and I trembled. Nevertheless, I await the day of distress that will dawn on our invaders.

Haggai 1:2

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "These people keep saying, "No, the right time for rebuilding the LORD's Temple has not yet come."'"

Matthew 14:5-10

Although Herod wanted to kill him, he was afraid of the crowd, since they regarded John as a prophet.

Matthew 22:5

But they paid no attention to this and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.

Matthew 25:1-10

"At that time, the kingdom from heaven will be comparable to ten bridesmaids who took their oil lamps and went out to meet the groom.

Matthew 25:31-46

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels are with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.

Mark 6:18-24

John had been telling Herod, "It's not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

Luke 13:24-25

He told them, "Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so.

Luke 17:26-29

"Just as it was in Noah's time, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man.

John 16:8

When he comes, he will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment

Acts 2:37

When the crowd that had gathered heard this, they were pierced to the heart. They asked Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"

Acts 9:6

The voice said, "I'm Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up, go into the city, and you will be told what you are to do."

Acts 16:29-34

The jailer asked for torches and rushed inside. Trembling as he knelt in front of Paul and Silas,

Acts 17:2

As usual, Paul entered there and on three Sabbaths discussed the Scriptures with them.

Acts 17:13

But when the Jewish leaders in Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul also in Berea, they went there to upset and incite the crowds.

Acts 24:15

I have the same hope in God that they themselves cherish that there is to be a resurrection of the righteous and the wicked.

Acts 24:26

At the same time he was hoping to receive a bribe from Paul, and so he would send for him frequently to talk with him.

Acts 26:28

Agrippa asked Paul, "Can you so quickly persuade me to become a Christian?"

Romans 2:16

on that day when God, through Jesus the Messiah, will judge people's secrets according to my gospel.

Romans 3:19-20

Now we know that whatever the Law says applies to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.

Romans 12:1

I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.

Romans 14:12

Consequently, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore, stop judging prematurely, before the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is now hidden in darkness and reveal the motives of our hearts. Then each person will receive his praise from God.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

But if everyone is prophesying, when an unbeliever or an uneducated person comes in he will be convicted and examined by everything that's happening.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah, so that each of us may receive what he deserves for what he has done in his body, whether good or worthless.

2 Corinthians 6:2

For he says, "At the right time I heard you, and on a day of salvation I helped you." Listen, now is really the "right time"! Now is the "day of salvation"!

Galatians 3:22

But the Scripture has captured everything by means of sin's net, so that what was promised by the faithfulness of the Messiah might be granted to those who believe.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

and to give us who are afflicted relief when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels

2 Timothy 4:1

In the presence of God and the Messiah Jesus, who is going to judge those who are living and those who are dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly appeal to you

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people.

Hebrews 3:7-8

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice,

Hebrews 3:13

Instead, continue to encourage one another every day, as long as it is called "Today," so that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin,

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, as long as the promise of entering his rest remains valid, let us be afraid! Otherwise, some of you will fail to reach it,

Hebrews 4:11-12

Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fail by following their example of disobedience.

Hebrews 6:2

instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Hebrews 9:27

Indeed, just as people are destined to die once and after that to be judged,

Hebrews 12:21

Indeed, the sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."

James 2:19

You believe that there is one God. That's fine! Even the demons believe that and tremble with fear.

James 4:13-14

Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a town, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money."

1 Peter 3:15

Instead, exalt the Messiah" as Lord in your lives. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you to explain the hope you have.

1 Peter 4:4-5

They insult you now because they are surprised that you are no longer joining them in the same excesses of wild living.

1 John 3:7

Little children, don't let anyone deceive you. The person who practices righteousness is righteous, just as the Messiah is righteous.

1 John 3:10

This is how God's children and the Devil's children are distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God.

Revelation 20:11-15

Then I saw a large, white throne and the one who was sitting on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.

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