Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you.

King James Version

But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

Holman Bible

Now it is always good to be enthusiastic about good-and not just when I am with you.

International Standard Version

(Now it is always good to be devoted to a good cause, even when I am not with you.)

A Conservative Version

But to be zealous of is always good in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

American Standard Version

But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

Amplified

It is always a fine thing [of course] to be zealously sought after [as you are, provided that it is] for a good purpose and done by reason of purity of heart and life, and not just when I am present with you!

An Understandable Version

Now, it is fine for someone to want to seek you out anytime, if it is for a good purpose, and not just when I am around [to be impressed].

Anderson New Testament

It is honorable to be ardently attached always, in what is honorable, and not only when I am present with you.

Bible in Basic English

But it is good to have an interest in a good cause at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

Common New Testament

But it is always good to seek a good purpose, and not only when I am present with you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but it is just you should cultivate my affection for you upon all proper occasions, and not only when I am present with you.

Darby Translation

But it is right to be zealous at all times in what is right, and not only when I am present with you --

Goodspeed New Testament

But it is a finer thing to be made much of honestly and constantly??ot just when I can be with you,

John Wesley New Testament

Now it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only while I am present with you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is good to be always zealous to do good, and not only when I am present with you.

Julia Smith Translation

And good to be zealous always in good, and not only in my being present with you.

King James 2000

But it is good to be zealous always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But [it is] good to be sought zealously in good at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

Modern King James verseion

But it is good to be zealous always in a good thing, and not only in my being present with you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is good always to be fervent, so it be in a good thing; and not only when I am present with you.

Moffatt New Testament

Now it is fine for you to be made much of honestly and all the time ??not simply when I can be with you.

Montgomery New Testament

It is always an honorable thing to have your favor sought in an honorable cause, always, and not only when I am with you.

NET Bible

However, it is good to be sought eagerly for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you.

New Heart English Bible

But it is always good to be zealous in a good cause, and not only when I am present with you.

Noyes New Testament

But it is good to be an object of zeal in what is good always, and not only when I am present with you.

Sawyer New Testament

It is good to be zealous for a good object always, and not only when I am present with you.

The Emphasized Bible

Howbeit it is, honourable, to show zeal in what is honourable at all times, and not only when I am present with you; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

It is good indeed to be zealously affected in a good cause always, and not only when I am present with you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is always honorable to have your favor sought in an honorable cause, and not only when I am with you, my dear children--

Webster

But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

Weymouth New Testament

It is always an honourable thing to be courted in an honourable cause; always, and not only when I am with you, my children--

Williams New Testament

Now it is a fine thing to have special attention paid you, if it is done sincerely and unceasingly, and not only when I am with you.

World English Bible

But it is always good to be zealous in a good cause, and not only when I am present with you.

Worrell New Testament

But it is good to be zealously sought in a good thing at all times, and not only when I am present with you,

Worsley New Testament

But it is good to be zealously affected always in that which is good, and not only when I am present with you.

Youngs Literal Translation

and it is good to be zealously regarded, in what is good, at all times, and not only in my being present with you;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

it is good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

ζηλόω 
Zeloo 
Usage: 10

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

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

a good
καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

thing, and

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

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

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

when I
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

πάρειμι 
Pareimi 
Usage: 22

with
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

References

Context Readings

Paul's Personal Appeal

17 They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them. 18 But it is good always to be eagerly sought in a commendable manner, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you--



Cross References

Galatians 4:13

but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time;

Numbers 25:11-13

"Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.

Psalm 69:9

For zeal for Your house has consumed me, And the reproaches of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

Psalm 119:139

My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words.

Isaiah 59:17

He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.

John 2:17

His disciples remembered that it was written, "ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME."

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Galatians 4:20

but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Philippians 1:27

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Philippians 2:12

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

Revelation 3:19

'Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.



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