Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.

New American Standard Bible

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

King James Version

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

International Standard Version

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

A Conservative Version

This I say therefore, and solemnly declare in Lord, for you to walk no longer as also the other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

American Standard Version

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Amplified

So this I say and solemnly testify in [the name of] the Lord [as in His presence], that you must no longer live as the heathen (the Gentiles) do in their perverseness [in the folly, vanity, and emptiness of their souls and the futility] of their minds.

An Understandable Version

So, I tell you this, and insist [on it] by [the authority of] the Lord: Do not continue to live with worthless thoughts as [unconverted] Gentiles do.

Anderson New Testament

This I say, therefore, and appeal to you solemnly in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the other Gentiles walk, in the error of their minds,

Bible in Basic English

This I say, then, and give witness in the Lord, that you are to go no longer in the way of the Gentiles whose minds are turned to that which has no profit,

Common New Testament

Now this I affirm and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds,

Daniel Mace New Testament

This I say therefore, and conjure you by the Lord not to live for the future as other Gentiles do, in the vanity of their minds,

Darby Translation

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore I say this, and witness in the Lord, that you no longer walk about as the Gentiles also walk about in the vanity of their mind,

Goodspeed New Testament

So what I mean and insist upon in the Lord's name is this: You must no longer live like the heathen, with their frivolity of mind and darkened understanding.

John Wesley New Testament

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles, in the vanity of your mind:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This I say, therefore, and require in the Lord that from now on ye not walk as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their own senses,

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no more walk as also the rest of the nations, in the vanity of their mind,

King James 2000

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Lexham Expanded Bible

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind,

Modern King James verseion

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should not walk from now on as other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other gentiles walk; in vanity of their mind,

Moffatt New Testament

Now in the Lord I insist and protest that you must give up living like pagans; for their purposes are futile,

Montgomery New Testament

This then I tell you and implore you in the Master's name, to pass your lives no longer as the Gentiles do in the perverseness of their minds;

NET Bible

So I say this, and insist in the Lord, that you no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.

New Heart English Bible

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Noyes New Testament

This therefore I say, and charge you in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind,

Sawyer New Testament

This I say then and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the other gentiles walk, in the vanity of their minds,

The Emphasized Bible

This, therefore, am I saying and protesting in the Lord: - that, no longer, ye walk even as, the nations, walk - in the vanity of their minds,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

This then I urge and testify in the Lord, that ye walk no more as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind,

Twentieth Century New Testament

This, then, as one in union with the Lord, I say to you and urge upon you: Do not continue to live such purposeless lives as the Gentiles live,

Webster

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore I warn you, and I implore you in the name of the Master, no longer to live as the Gentiles in their perverseness live,

Williams New Testament

So I mean this and now testify to it in the name of the Lord: You must now stop living as the heathen usually do, in the frivolity of their minds,

World English Bible

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Worrell New Testament

This, therefore, I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the gentiles also walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Worsley New Testament

This I say therefore, and charge you in the name of the Lord, that ye no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk,

Youngs Literal Translation

This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

I say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

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

and

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

μαρτύρομαι 
Marturomai 
Usage: 3

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

the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

that ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314


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

περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
Usage: 77
Usage: 77

not
μηκέτι 
meketi 
no more, no longer, henceforth not, no, no ... henceforward, hereafter,
Usage: 16

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

λοιποί 
Loipoy 
Usage: 33

ἔθνος 
Ethnos 
Usage: 132

the vanity
ματαιότης 
Mataiotes 
Usage: 3

of their

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Appeal For New Behavior

16 From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part. 17 Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts.


Cross References

Romans 1:21

For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.

Ephesians 2:1-3

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins

Colossians 2:4

I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.

Nehemiah 9:29-30

You warned them to turn back to Your law,
but they acted arrogantly
and would not obey Your commands.
They sinned against Your ordinances,
which a person will live by if he does them.
They stubbornly resisted,
stiffened their necks, and would not obey.

Nehemiah 13:15

At that time I saw people in Judah treading wine presses on the Sabbath. They were also bringing in stores of grain and loading them on donkeys, along with wine, grapes, and figs. All kinds of goods were being brought to Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I warned them against selling food on that day.

Psalm 94:8-11

Pay attention, you stupid people!
Fools, when will you be wise?

Jeremiah 42:19

The Lord has spoken concerning you, remnant of Judah: ‘Don’t go to Egypt.’ Know for certain that I have warned you today!

Acts 2:40

And with many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!”

Acts 14:15

“Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything in them.

Acts 18:5

When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with preaching the message and solemnly testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah.

Acts 20:21

I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

Romans 1:23-32

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

1 Corinthians 1:12

What I am saying is this: Each of you says, “I’m with Paul,” or “I’m with Apollos,” or “I’m with Cephas,” or “I’m with Christ.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality,

1 Corinthians 15:50

Brothers, I tell you this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and corruption cannot inherit incorruption.

2 Corinthians 9:6

Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

Galatians 3:17

And I say this: The law, which came 430 years later, does not revoke a covenant that was previously ratified by God and cancel the promise.

Galatians 5:3

Again I testify to every man who gets himself circumcised that he is obligated to keep the entire law.

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,

Ephesians 1:22

And He put everything under His feet and appointed Him as head over everything for the church,

Ephesians 4:22

You took off your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires;

Ephesians 5:3-8

But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

Colossians 2:18

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on ascetic practices and the worship of angels, claiming access to a visionary realm and inflated without cause by his unspiritual mind.

Colossians 3:5-8

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God—as you are doing—do so even more.

1 Thessalonians 4:6

This means one must not transgress against and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you.

1 Timothy 5:21

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels to observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing out of favoritism.

1 Timothy 6:13

In the presence of God, who gives life to all, and of Christ Jesus, who gave a good confession before Pontius Pilate, I charge you

2 Timothy 4:1

I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of His appearing and His kingdom:

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold,

1 Peter 4:3-4

For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the pagans choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

2 Peter 2:18

For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error.

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