Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

trying to learn what is well-pleasing to 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.

International Standard Version

Determine what pleases 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.

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 of the light [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is well-pleasing to the Lord. 11 And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but rather even expose [them].



Cross References

1 Thessalonians 5:21

but examine all [things]; hold fast to [what is] good.

1 Samuel 17:39

Then David strapped on his sword over his fighting attire, but he tried in vain to walk [around], for he was not trained to use [them]. So David said to Saul, "I am not able to walk with these, because I am not trained to use [them]." So David removed them.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your presence, O Yahweh, my rock and my redeemer.

Proverbs 21:3

Doing righteousness and justice is [more] acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.

Isaiah 58:5

Is [the] fast I choose like this, a day for humankind to humiliate {himself}? To bow his head like a reed, and {make} his bed [on] sackcloth and ashes; you call this a fast and a day of pleasure to Yahweh?

Jeremiah 6:20

What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable}, your sacrifices are not pleasing to me."

Romans 12:1-2

Therefore I exhort you, brothers, through the mercies of God, to present your bodies [as] a living sacrifice, holy [and] pleasing to God, [which is] your reasonable service.

Romans 14:18

For the one who serves Christ in this [way] [is] well-pleasing to God and approved by people.

Philippians 1:10

so that you may approve what is superior, in order that you may be sincere and blameless in the day of Christ,

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything [in full] and have an abundance; {I am well supplied} [because] I received from Epaphroditus {what you had sent}, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

1 Timothy 2:3

This [is] good and acceptable before God our Savior,

1 Timothy 5:4

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must learn to show profound respect for their own household first, and to pay back recompense to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

Hebrews 12:28

Therefore, [since we] are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be thankful, through which let us serve God acceptably, with awe and reverence.

1 Peter 2:5

And [you] yourselves, as living stones, are being built up [as] a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:20

For what credit [is it] if, [when you] sin and are beaten [for it], you endure? But if you endure [when you] do good and suffer [for it], this [finds] favor with God.

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