Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

King James Version

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Holman Bible

So don't be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

International Standard Version

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

A Conservative Version

Because of this do not become foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

American Standard Version

Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Amplified

Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.

An Understandable Version

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, be not ignorant, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, then, do not be foolish, but be conscious of the Lord's pleasure.

Common New Testament

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Daniel Mace New Testament

wherefore be not imprudent, but consider what is agreeable to the divine will.

Darby Translation

For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore be not unwise, but understand whatsoever is the will of the Lord.

Goodspeed New Testament

So do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

John Wesley New Testament

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Julia Smith Translation

For this be not foolish, but understanding what the will of the Lord.

King James 2000

Therefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

Modern King James verseion

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Moffatt New Testament

So do not be senseless, but understand what is the Lord's will;

Montgomery New Testament

For this reason do not be thoughtless, but learn to know what the Lord's will is.

NET Bible

For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord's will is.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Sawyer New Testament

Be not foolish therefore, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, do not become foolish, but have discernment as to what is the will of the Lord;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore be not unwise, but intelligent concerning what is the will of the Lord.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore do not grow thoughtless, but try to understand what the Lord's will is.

Webster

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Weymouth New Testament

On this account do not prove yourselves wanting in sense, but try to understand what the Lord's will is.

Williams New Testament

So stop becoming senseless, but understand what the Lord's will is.

World English Bible

Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Worrell New Testament

For this reason, be not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore be not thoughtless, but consider what is the will of the Lord.

Youngs Literal Translation

because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what is the will of the Lord,

Interlinear

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

be ye
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

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

ἄφρων 
Aphron 
Usage: 9

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

συνίημι 
suniemi 
Usage: 14

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
Usage: 45

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Context Readings

Being Filled By The Spirit

16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,



Cross References

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Job 28:28

"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 2:5

Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Jeremiah 4:22

"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

John 7:17

"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.

Ephesians 5:15

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

Colossians 4:5

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

1 Thessalonians 4:1-3

Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.

1 Peter 4:2

so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

Deuteronomy 4:6

"So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'

1 Kings 3:9-12

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

Psalm 119:27

Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders.

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