Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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.

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 making the best use of your time because the times are evil. 17 Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. 18 Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the Spirit.



Cross References

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.

Job 28:28

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; sound understanding belongs to those who practice it. Praise of God endures forever.

Proverbs 2:5

then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent helps him know how to live, but a fool's stupidity deceives him.

Proverbs 23:23

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."

John 7:17

If anyone wants to do his will, he'll know whether this teaching is from God or whether I'm speaking on my own.

Ephesians 5:15

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

Colossians 4:5

Behave wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of your time.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-3

Now then, brothers, you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, as in fact you are doing. We ask and encourage you in the Lord to do so even more.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'

1 Kings 3:9-12

So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"

Psalm 119:27

Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.

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