Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

King James Version

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

Holman Bible

But just as then the child born according to the flesh persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so also now.

International Standard Version

But just as then the son who was conceived according to the flesh persecuted the son who was conceived according to the Spirit, so it is now.

A Conservative Version

But just as then, the man who was born according to flesh persecuted the man according to Spirit, so also now.

American Standard Version

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, so also it is now.

Amplified

Yet [just] as at that time the child [of ordinary birth] born according to the flesh despised and persecuted him [who was born remarkably] according to [the promise and the working of] the [Holy] Spirit, so it is now also.

An Understandable Version

But, just as it was then --- the son born in the ordinary way [i.e., Ishmael] persecuting the one born according to the Holy Spirit's [leading, i.e., Isaac] --- so it is now [i.e., Jews urging compliance with the requirements of the law of Moses persecuting those who refuse to return to dependance on that law for salvation. See 3:1-3].

Anderson New Testament

But as then, he that was born according to the flesh persecuted him that was born ac cording to the Spirit, so even now.

Bible in Basic English

But as in those days he who had birth after the flesh was cruel to him who had birth after the Spirit, even so it is now.

Common New Testament

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but as then, he that was born in the ordinary course of nature, persecuted him, who was born by an extraordinary power; even so it is now.

Darby Translation

But as then he that was born according to flesh persecuted him that was born according to Spirit, so also it is now.

Goodspeed New Testament

But just as then the child born in the ordinary course of nature persecuted the one born through the influence of the Spirit, so it is today.

John Wesley New Testament

But as then, he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, so it is now also.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But as then he that was born according to the flesh persecuted him that was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

Julia Smith Translation

But as then he born according to the flesh drove out him according to the Spirit, so also now.

King James 2000

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But just as at that time the [child] born according to human descent persecuted the [child born] according to the Spirit, so also now.

Modern King James verseion

But then even as he born according to flesh persecuted him born according to the Spirit, so it is also now.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But as then he that was born carnally, persecuted him that was born spiritually; Even so is it now.

Moffatt New Testament

but just as in the old days the son born by the flesh persecuted the son born by the Spirit, so it is still to-day.

Montgomery New Testament

but just as in old times the son born by the flesh used to persecute the son born by the power of the Spirit, so also it is now.

NET Bible

But just as at that time the one born by natural descent persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so it is now.

New Heart English Bible

But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.

Noyes New Testament

But as at that time he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born through the Spirit, so it is now.

Sawyer New Testament

But as then he that was born of the flesh persecuted him that was born of the Spirit, so also now.

The Emphasized Bible

But, just as, then, he that after the manner of the flesh had been born, did persecute him who had been born after the manner of the Spirit, thus, also now.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so is it now.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Yet at that time the child born in the course of nature persecuted the child born by the power of the Spirit; and it is the same now.

Webster

But as then he that was born according to the flesh persecuted him that was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

Weymouth New Testament

Yet just as, at that time, the child born in the common course of nature persecuted the one whose birth was due to the power of the Spirit, so it is now.

Williams New Testament

But just as then the child born in the ordinary course of nature persecuted the one born by the power of the Spirit, so it is today.

World English Bible

But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.

Worrell New Testament

But, just as then, the one born after the flesh kept persecuting him born after the Spirit, so also is it now.

Worsley New Testament

But as then he that was born after the flesh, persecuted him who was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

Youngs Literal Translation

but as then he who was born according to the flesh did persecute him according to the spirit, so also now;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

as
ὥσπερ 
Hosper 
as, even as, like as
Usage: 24

τότε 
Tote 
then, that time, when, not tr
Usage: 105

he that

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

the Spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334


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

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

Context Readings

Hagar And Sarah Represent Two Covenants

28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. 30 But what does the Scripture say? "CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN."


Cross References

Genesis 21:9

Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Galatians 5:11

But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

Matthew 23:34-37

"Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,

John 3:5

Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 15:9

"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.

Romans 8:1

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:13

for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Galatians 4:23

But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.

Galatians 6:12-14

Those who desire to make a good showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:14-15

For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,

Hebrews 10:33-34

partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.



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