Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Therefore be very careful how you live -- not as unwise but as wise,

New American Standard Bible

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

King James Version

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Holman Bible

Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise—

International Standard Version

So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise,

A Conservative Version

Therefore watch carefully how ye walk, not as unwise but as wise,

American Standard Version

Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise;

Amplified

Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people],

An Understandable Version

So, be careful how you live. Do not live ignorantly, but wisely,

Anderson New Testament

See, then, that you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise men,

Bible in Basic English

Take care then how you are living, not as unwise, but as wise;

Common New Testament

Be careful, then, how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise,

Daniel Mace New Testament

See then that you behave circumspectly, and not as fools, but as wise,

Darby Translation

See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore see how you walk about circumspectly, not as unwise, but wise;

Goodspeed New Testament

Be very careful, then, about the way you live. Do not act thoughtlessly, but like sensible men,

John Wesley New Testament

See then that ye walk circumspectly,

Julia Smith Translation

See therefore how ye walk accurately, not as unwise, but as wise,

King James 2000

See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, consider carefully how you live, not as unwise but as wise,

Modern King James verseion

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take heed therefore that ye walk circumspectly - not as fools, but as wise -

Moffatt New Testament

Be strictly careful then about the life you lead; act like sensible men, not like thoughtless;

Montgomery New Testament

See to it, then, that you carry on your life carefully; not as foolish, but as wise men.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;

Noyes New Testament

See then that ye walk circumspectly; not as unwise men, but as wise;

Sawyer New Testament

See then that you walk discreetly, not as unwise but as wise,

The Emphasized Bible

Be taking heed, therefore, exactly how ye are walking, - not as unwise, but as wise, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Take heed, then, that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Take great care, then, how you live--not unwisely but wisely,

Webster

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore be very careful how you live and act. Let it not be as unwise men, but as wise.

Williams New Testament

So you must be very careful how you live, not thoughtlessly but thoughtfully,

World English Bible

Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;

Worrell New Testament

Look, therefore, carefully, how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

Worsley New Testament

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise men:

Youngs Literal Translation

See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
See
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

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

πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

ye walk
περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

ἀκριβῶς 
Akribos 
Usage: 5

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

as
ὡς 
Hos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417
Usage: 417

ἄσοφος 
Asophos 
Usage: 1

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

References

Context Readings

Consistency In The Christian Life

14 For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!" 15 Therefore be very careful how you live -- not as unwise but as wise, 16 taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil.



Cross References

Colossians 4:5

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception.

Matthew 8:4

Then Jesus said to him, "See that you do not speak to anyone, but go, show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

Matthew 10:16

"I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Matthew 25:2

Five of the virgins were foolish, and five were wise.

Matthew 27:4

saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!"

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, "I am innocent of this man's blood. You take care of it yourselves!"

Luke 24:25

So he said to them, "You foolish people -- how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking. Instead, be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.

Galatians 3:1

You foolish Galatians! Who has cast a spell on you? Before your eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified!

Galatians 3:3

Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort?

Ephesians 5:33

Nevertheless, each one of you must also love his own wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Philippians 1:27

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ so that -- whether I come and see you or whether I remain absent -- I should hear that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, by contending side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all.

1 Timothy 6:9

Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Hebrews 12:25

Take care not to refuse the one who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven?

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings.

1 Peter 1:22

You have purified your souls by obeying the truth in order to show sincere mutual love. So love one another earnestly from a pure heart.

Revelation 19:10

So I threw myself down at his feet to worship him, but he said, "Do not do this! I am only a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony about Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony about Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

Exodus 23:13

"Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods -- do not let them be heard on your lips.

2 Samuel 24:10

David felt guilty after he had numbered the army. David said to the Lord, "I have sinned greatly by doing this! Now, O Lord, please remove the guilt of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly."

Job 2:10

But he replied, "You're talking like one of the godless women would do! Should we receive what is good from God, and not also receive what is evil?" In all this Job did not sin by what he said.

Psalm 73:22

I was ignorant and lacked insight; I was as senseless as an animal before you.

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