Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Determine what pleases the Lord,

New American Standard Bible

trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

King James Version

Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

Holman Bible

discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.

A Conservative Version

proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

American Standard Version

proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;

Amplified

trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him—your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation].

An Understandable Version

Then you will demonstrate [or, "learn about"] a life that is very pleasing to the Lord.

Anderson New Testament

learning what is acceptable to the Lord;

Bible in Basic English

Testing by experience what is well-pleasing to the Lord;

Common New Testament

and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

Daniel Mace New Testament

consider what is acceptable to the Lord;

Darby Translation

proving what is agreeable to the Lord;

Godbey New Testament

proving what is acceptable to the Lord;

Goodspeed New Testament

you must make sure what pleases the Lord.

John Wesley New Testament

Searching what is acceptable to the Lord.

Julia Smith Translation

Trying what is pleasing to the Lord.

King James 2000

Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

Lexham Expanded Bible

trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Modern King James verseion

proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Accept that which is pleasing to the Lord,

Moffatt New Testament

verifying what pleases the Lord.

Montgomery New Testament

Examine carefully what is well pleasing to the Lord,

NET Bible

trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

New Heart English Bible

proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.

Noyes New Testament

proving what is acceptable to the Lord;

The Emphasized Bible

Putting to the test what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Always trying to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.

Webster

Proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament

and learn in your own experiences what is fully pleasing to the Lord.

Williams New Testament

you must approve what is pleasing to the Lord.

World English Bible

proving what is well pleasing to the Lord.

Worrell New Testament

proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord;

Worsley New Testament

approving what is well-pleasing to the Lord.

Youngs Literal Translation

proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

εὐάρεστος 
Euarestos 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

Light Versus Darkness

9 for the fruit that the light produces consists of every form of goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10 Determine what pleases the Lord, 11 and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.



Cross References

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.

1 Samuel 17:39

David strapped Saul's sword over his garments and tried to walk, but he was not used to the armor. David told Saul, "I can't walk in these because I'm not used to them," and then took them off.

Psalm 19:14

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

Proverbs 21:3

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Isaiah 58:5

"Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?

Jeremiah 6:20

What good is frankincense that comes from Sheba to me, or sweet cane from a distant country? Your burnt offerings aren't acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me."

Romans 12:1-2

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 14:18

For the person who serves the Messiah in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

Philippians 1:10

so that you may be able to choose what is best and be pure and blameless until the day when the Messiah returns,

Philippians 4:18

I have been paid in full and have more than enough. I am fully supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus what you sent a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

1 Timothy 2:3

This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

1 Timothy 5:4

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to respect their own family by repaying their parents, for this is pleasing in God's sight.

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and worship God in reverence and fear in a way that pleases him.

1 Peter 2:5

you, too, as living stones, are building yourselves up into a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, so that you may offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus, the Messiah.

1 Peter 2:20

What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.

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