Parallel Verses

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."

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."

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."

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."

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 But after some days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus. 25 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." 26 Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.



Cross References

Acts 10:42

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that this is he who is appointed by God as the Judge of the living and the dead.

Galatians 5:23

gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

2 Peter 1:6

and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;

Acts 17:32

Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, "We want to hear you again concerning this."

1 Samuel 12:7

Now therefore stand still, that I may plead with you before Yahweh concerning all the righteous acts of Yahweh, which he did to you and to your fathers.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,

1 Kings 21:27

It happened, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

1 Kings 22:26-27

The king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son.

2 Kings 22:19

because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before Yahweh, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you,' says Yahweh.

Ezra 10:3

Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God. Let it be done according to the law.

Ezra 10:9

Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth [day] of the month: and all the people sat in the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.

Job 29:14

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice was as a robe and a diadem.

Psalm 11:7

For Yahweh is righteous. He loves righteousness. The upright shall see his face. For the Chief Musician; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 45:7

You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

Psalm 50:3-4

Our God comes, and does not keep silent. A fire devours before him. It is very stormy around him.

Psalm 58:1-2

Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones? Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men?

Psalm 72:2

He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.

Psalm 82:1-4

God presides in the great assembly. He judges among the gods.

Psalm 99:1

Yahweh reigns! Let the peoples tremble. He sits enthroned among the cherubim. Let the earth be moved.

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. AYIN

Proverbs 1:24-32

Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;

Proverbs 6:4-5

Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 31:3-5

Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Ecclesiastes 3:16-17

Moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don't marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them.

Ecclesiastes 10:16-17

Woe to you, land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning!

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:14

For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

Isaiah 1:18

"Come now, and let us reason together," says Yahweh: "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 1:21

How the faithful city has become a prostitute! She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

Isaiah 16:5

A throne will be established in loving kindness. One will sit on it in truth, in the tent of David, judging, seeking justice, and swift to do righteousness.

Isaiah 28:6-7

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

Isaiah 32:11

Tremble, you women who are at ease! Be troubled, you careless ones! Strip yourselves, make yourselves naked, and put sackcloth on your waist.

Isaiah 41:21

Produce your cause," says Yahweh. "Bring forth your strong reasons," says the King of Jacob.

Isaiah 55:6

Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

Isaiah 61:8

"For I, Yahweh, love justice, I hate robbery with iniquity; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things has my hand made, and [so] all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus says Yahweh: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

Jeremiah 23:29

Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Jeremiah 37:17-21

Then Zedekiah the king sent, and fetched him: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from Yahweh? Jeremiah said, There is. He said also, You shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.

Jeremiah 38:14-28

Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet to him into the third entry that is in the house of Yahweh: and the king said to Jeremiah, I will ask you something. Hide nothing from me.

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Let it suffice you, princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute justice and righteousness; dispossessing my people, says the Lord Yahweh.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

Daniel 5:1-4

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

Daniel 5:30

In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King was slain.

Daniel 12:2

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He joined his hand with mockers.

Hosea 10:4

They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Hosea 10:12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to kindness. Break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek Yahweh, until he comes and rains righteousness on you.

Amos 5:24

But let justice roll on like rivers, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on the rocky crags? Does one plow there with oxen? But you have turned justice into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness;

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard, and my body trembled. My lips quivered at the voice. Rottenness enters into my bones, and I tremble in my place, because I must wait quietly for the day of trouble, for the coming up of the people who invade us.

Haggai 1:2

"This is what Yahweh of Armies says: These people say, 'The time hasn't yet come, the time for Yahweh's house to be built.'"

Matthew 14:5-10

When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

Matthew 22:5

But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,

Matthew 25:1-10

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:31-46

"But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.

Mark 6:18-24

For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

Luke 13:24-25

"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

Luke 17:26-29

As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.

John 16:8

When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;

Acts 2:37

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

Acts 9:6

But rise up, and enter into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

Acts 16:29-34

He called for lights and sprang in, and, fell down trembling before Paul and Silas,

Acts 17:2

Paul, as was his custom, went in to them, and for three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Acts 17:13

But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was proclaimed by Paul at Beroea also, they came there likewise, agitating the multitudes.

Acts 24:15

having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

Acts 24:26

Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

Acts 26:28

Agrippa said to Paul, "With a little persuasion are you trying to make me a Christian?"

Romans 2:16

in the day when God will judge the secrets of men, according to my Good News, by Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:19-20

Now we know that whatever things the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be closed, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

Romans 14:12

So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25

But if all prophesy, and someone unbelieving or unlearned comes in, he is reproved by all, and he is judged by all.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

2 Corinthians 6:2

for he says, "At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.

Galatians 3:22

But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

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

2 Timothy 4:1

I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom:

Titus 2:11-12

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

Hebrews 3:7-8

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

Hebrews 3:13

but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called "today;" lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 4:1

Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.

Hebrews 4:11-12

Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.

Hebrews 6:2

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

Hebrews 9:27

Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment,

Hebrews 12:21

and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."

James 2:19

You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.

James 4:13-14

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."

1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:

1 Peter 4:4-5

They think it is strange that you don't run with them into the same excess of riot, blaspheming:

1 John 3:7

Little children, let no one lead you astray. He who does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

1 John 3:10

In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother.

Revelation 20:11-15

I saw a great white throne, and him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. There was found no place for them.

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