Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

So stop becoming senseless, 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.

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.

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.

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 and continue to make the most of your opportunities, for the times are evil. 17 So stop becoming senseless, but understand what the Lord's will is. 18 Stop getting drunk on wine, for that means profligacy, but ever be filled with the Spirit,



Cross References

Romans 12:2

Stop living in accordance with the customs of this world, but by the new ideals that mold your minds continue to transform yourselves, so as to find and follow God's will; that is, what is good, well-pleasing to Him, and perfect.

Colossians 1:9

This is why, ever since I heard of it, I have never ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you, through full wisdom and spiritual insight, with a clear knowledge of His will,

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Make it a habit to give thanks for everything, for this is God's will for you through Christ Jesus.

John 7:17

If anyone is willing to keep on doing God's will, he will know whether my teaching comes from God, or merely expresses my own ideas.

Ephesians 5:15

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

Colossians 4:5

Practice living prudently in your relations with outsiders, making the most of your opportunities.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-3

Now, brothers, we ask and beg you, in the face of our union with the Lord Jesus, as you once received from us how you ought to live so as to please God -- as indeed you are living -- to continue to live this life better and better.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he no longer can spend the rest of his earthly life in harmony with human desires but in accordance with God's will.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he no longer can spend the rest of his earthly life in harmony with human desires but in accordance with God's will.

1 Peter 4:2-12

so that he no longer can spend the rest of his earthly life in harmony with human desires but in accordance with God's will.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he no longer can spend the rest of his earthly life in harmony with human desires but in accordance with God's will.

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