Parallel Verses

Amplified

And [you have heard how] I outstripped many of the men of my own generation among the people of my race in [my advancement in study and observance of the laws of] Judaism, so extremely enthusiastic and zealous I was for the traditions of my ancestors.

New American Standard Bible

and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.

King James Version

And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Holman Bible

I advanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my people, because I was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.

International Standard Version

I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries, because I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.

A Conservative Version

And I advanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my race, being a more extreme zealot of my paternal traditions.

American Standard Version

and I advanced in the Jews religion beyond many of mine own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

An Understandable Version

I advanced in the Jewish religion beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen. I have been extremely more zealous in advocating the traditions [taught] by my forefathers.

Anderson New Testament

and I surpassed in Judaism many of my own age and nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the tradition of my fathers.

Bible in Basic English

And I went farther in the Jews' religion than a number of my generation among my countrymen, having a more burning interest in the beliefs handed down from my fathers.

Common New Testament

and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and that I made a greater proficiency in Judaism than many my contemporaries of my own nation, being an extraordinary zealot for the traditions of my forefathers.

Darby Translation

and advanced in Judaism beyond many my contemporaries in my nation, being exceedingly zealous of the doctrines of my fathers.

Godbey New Testament

and I was prominent in Judaism above many comrades in my race, being exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Goodspeed New Testament

and how I surpassed many of my own age among my people in my devotion to Judaism, I was so fanatically devoted to what my forefathers had handed down.

John Wesley New Testament

And I profited in the Jewish religion above many of my years among my countrymen, being more abundantly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And profited in Judaism above many of my equals in my own nation, being exceedingly more zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Julia Smith Translation

And I advanced in Judaism above many like in my race, being more abundantly zealous of paternal traditions.

King James 2000

And advanced in the Jews' religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and was progressing in Judaism beyond many contemporaries in my nation, [because] I was a far more zealous adherent of the traditions handed down by my forefathers.

Modern King James verseion

And I progressed in Judaism beyond many contemporaries in my race, being much more a zealot of the traditions of my fathers.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and prevailed in the Jews' law, above many of my companions, which were of mine own nation, and was a much more fervent maintainer of the traditions of the elders.

Moffatt New Testament

and how I outstripped many of my own age and race in my special ardour for the ancestral traditions of my house.

Montgomery New Testament

and how in my zeal for Judaism I outstripped many of my own age and nation, in my special zeal for the traditions of my forefathers.

NET Bible

I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.

New Heart English Bible

I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Noyes New Testament

and made progress in Judaism beyond many of the same age with me in my nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Sawyer New Testament

and was a proficient in Judaism beyond many of my age among my people, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

The Emphasized Bible

And was making advancement, in Judaism, above many contemporaries in my nation, being, surpassingly zealous, of my paternal instructions.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and signalized myself in Judaism above many of those of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly a zealot for the traditions of my fathers.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And how, in my devotion to Judaism, I surpassed many of my contemporaries among my own people in my intense earnestness in upholding the traditions of my ancestors.

Webster

And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

Weymouth New Testament

and how in devotion to Judaism I outstripped many men of my own age among my people, being far more zealous than they on behalf of the traditions of my forefathers.

Williams New Testament

and how I outstripped many of my own age among my people in my devotion to the Jewish religion, because I surpassed all others in my zeal for the traditions handed down by my forefathers.

World English Bible

I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Worrell New Testament

and was making progress in Judaism above many companions of the same age in my own nation, being more exceedingly a zealot for my ancestral instructions.

Worsley New Testament

and I made a proficiency in Judaism above many of the same age with me in my own nation, being excessively zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Youngs Literal Translation

and I was advancing in Judaism above many equals in age in mine own race, being more abundantly zealous of my fathers' deliverances,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

προκόπτω 
Prokopto 
Usage: 5

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

Ἰουδαΐσμός 
Ioudaismos 
Usage: 2

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

my equals
συνηλικιώτης 
sunelikiotes 
Usage: 1

μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

γένος 
Genos 
Usage: 17

ὑπάρχω 
Huparcho 
be, have, live, after, not tr
Usage: 41

περισσοτέρως 
Perissoteros 
Usage: 13

ζηλωτής 
Zelotes 
Usage: 5

of the traditions
πατρικός 
Patrikos 
of fathers
Usage: 1

of my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

Context Readings

Paul's Defense Of His Apostleship

13 You have heard of my earlier career and former manner of life in the Jewish religion (Judaism), how I persecuted and abused the church of God furiously and extensively, and [with fanatical zeal did my best] to make havoc of it and destroy it. 14 And [you have heard how] I outstripped many of the men of my own generation among the people of my race in [my advancement in study and observance of the laws of] Judaism, so extremely enthusiastic and zealous I was for the traditions of my ancestors. 15 But when He, Who had chosen and set me apart [even] before I was born and had called me by His grace (His undeserved favor and blessing), saw fit and was pleased


Cross References

Acts 22:3

I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but reared in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated according to the strictest care in the Law of our fathers, being ardent [even a zealot] for God, as all of you are today.

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one carries you off as spoil or makes you yourselves captive by his so-called philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit (idle fancies and plain nonsense), following human tradition (men's ideas of the material rather than the spiritual world), just crude notions following the rudimentary and elemental teachings of the universe and disregarding [the teachings of] Christ (the Messiah).

Isaiah 29:13

And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth and honor Me with their lips but remove their hearts and minds far from Me, and their fear and reverence for Me are a commandment of men that is learned by repetition [without any thought as to the meaning],

Isaiah 57:12

I will expose your [pretended] righteousness and your doings, but they will not help you.

Jeremiah 9:14

But have walked stubbornly after their own hearts and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them,

Jeremiah 15:2

And if they say to you, Where shall we go? then tell them, Thus says the Lord: Such as are [destined] for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for famine, to famine; and such as are for captivity, to captivity.

Matthew 15:2-3

Why do Your disciples transgress and violate the rules handed down by the elders of the past? For they do not practice [ceremonially] washing their hands before they eat.

Matthew 15:6

So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers), you have set aside the Word of God [depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect].

Mark 7:3-13

For the Pharisees and all of the Jews do not eat unless [merely for ceremonial reasons] they wash their hands [diligently up to the elbow] with clenched fist, adhering [carefully and faithfully] to the tradition of [practices and customs handed down to them by] their forefathers [to be observed].

Acts 26:5

They have had knowledge of me for a long time, if they are willing to testify to it, that in accordance with the strictest sect of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee.

Acts 26:9

I myself indeed was [once] persuaded that it was my duty to do many things contrary to and in defiance of the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Philippians 3:4-6

Though for myself I have [at least grounds] to rely on the flesh. If any other man considers that he has or seems to have reason to rely on the flesh and his physical and outward advantages, I have still more!

1 Peter 1:8

Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy.

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