Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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 foolish and thoughtless, but understand and firmly grasp 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.

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.

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

συνίημι 
suniemi 
Usage: 14

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

Verse Info

Context Readings

Being Filled By The Spirit

16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord. 18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,



Cross References

Romans 12:2

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

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of your faith and love, do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus towards you;

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Lo, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 111:10

The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do his precepts: his praise abideth for ever.

Proverbs 2:5

then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no intelligence; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

John 7:17

If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.

Ephesians 5:15

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

Colossians 4:5

Walk in wisdom towards those without, redeeming opportunities.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-3

For the rest, then, brethren, we beg you and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, even as ye have received from us how ye ought to walk and please God, even as ye also do walk, that ye would abound still more.

1 Peter 4:2

no longer to live the rest of his time in the flesh to men's lusts, but to God's will.

Deuteronomy 4:6

And ye shall keep and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Verily this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

1 Kings 3:9-12

Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous people?

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts, and I will meditate upon thy wondrous works.

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