Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

but now that you know God, or rather have come to be known by him, how can you turn back to the old, crude notions, so poor and weak, and wish to become slaves to them again?

New American Standard Bible

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?

King James Version

But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?

Holman Bible

But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?

International Standard Version

But now that you know God, or rather have been known by God, how can you turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt basic principles? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again?

A Conservative Version

but now knowing God, but rather being known by God, how is it ye turn again to the weak and destitute elements to which ye desire again to be in bondage anew?

American Standard Version

but now that ye have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how turn ye back again to the weak and beggarly rudiments, whereunto ye desire to be in bondage over again?

Amplified

Now, however, since you have come to know [the true] God [through personal experience], or rather to be known by God, how is it that you are turning back again to the weak and worthless elemental principles [of religions and philosophies], to which you want to be enslaved all over again?

An Understandable Version

But now that you have come to know God [as your Father], or rather, to be known by Him [as His children], how can you turn back again to the weak, cheap, elementary teachings [of the law of Moses], to which you [seem to] desire to become enslaved?

Anderson New Testament

now, however, after having known God, rather indeed having been known by God, how is it that you are turning back to the weak and beggarly rudiments, to which you desire again to be in bondage, as at first?

Bible in Basic English

But now that you have come to have knowledge of God, or more truly, God has knowledge of you, how is it that you go back again to the poor and feeble first things, desiring to be servants to them again?

Common New Testament

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things? Do you desire to be enslaved all over again?

Daniel Mace New Testament

or rather that you are favoured by him, how can ye turn again to the weak and beggarly elements of the law, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

Darby Translation

but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye desire to be again anew in bondage?

John Wesley New Testament

But now having known God, or rather being known of God, how turn ye back to the weak and beggarly elements, to which ye desire to be in bondage again?

Julia Smith Translation

And now, having known God, and rather known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and poor elements, to which again ye wish anew to be in a servile condition

King James 2000

But now, after you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

Lexham Expanded Bible

But now, [because you] have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental spirits? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?

Modern King James verseion

But now, knowing God, but rather are known by God, how do you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements to which you again desire to slave anew?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But now, seeing ye know God - yea rather are known of God - how is it that ye turn again unto the weak and beggarly ceremonies, whereunto again ye desire afresh to be in bondage?

Moffatt New Testament

but now that you know God ??or rather, are known by God ??how is it you are turning back again to the weakness and poverty of the Elemental spirits? Why do you want to be enslaved all over again by them?

Montgomery New Testament

Now, however, when you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you are beginning to turn back to those weak and beggarly externalities, eager to be in bondage to them again?

NET Bible

But now that you have come to know God (or rather to be known by God), how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless basic forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?

New Heart English Bible

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?

Noyes New Testament

but now, after having known God, or rather having been known by God, how is it that ye are turning back to the weak and beggarly rudiments to which ye wish to be again in bondage?

Sawyer New Testament

but now knowing God, or rather being known by God, how do you turn again to the weak and imperfect rudiments, which you wish again to serve?

The Emphasized Bible

Whereas, now, having acknowledged God, - or rather, having been acknowledged by God, how turn ye back again unto the weak and beggarly elementary principles, unto which, over again, ye are wishing, to come into servitude?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But now after having known God, or rather being known of God, how turn ye back again to those weak and beggarly elements, to which again a second time ye desire to be in bondage?

Twentieth Century New Testament

But now that you have found God--or, rather, have been found by him--how is it that you are turning back to that poor and feeble puerile teaching, to which yet once again you are wanting to become slaves?

Webster

But now, after ye have known God, or rather are known by God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which ye desire again to be in bondage?

Weymouth New Testament

Now, however, having come to know God--or rather to be known by Him--how is it you are again turning back to weak and worthless rudimentary notions to which you are once more willing to be enslaved?

Williams New Testament

but now, since you have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by Him, how can you turn back to your own crude notions, so weak and worthless, and wish to become slaves to them again?

World English Bible

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?

Worrell New Testament

but, after having known God, or rather having been known by God, how are ye turning back again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which ye desire to be in bondage again?

Worsley New Testament

But now that ye know God, or rather are known by God, how is it that ye turn again to the poor weak elements, to which ye desire again to be in bondage as before?

Youngs Literal Translation

and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude?

Interlinear

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

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

or
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

how
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

turn ye
ἐπιστρέφω 
Epistrepho 
Usage: 29

πάλιν 
Palin 
πάλιν 
Palin 
Usage: 120
Usage: 120

to
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

the weak
ἀσθενής 
Asthenes 
Usage: 19

and

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

πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

στοιχεῖον 
Stoicheion 
Usage: 7

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ye desire
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

Context Readings

Do Not Be Enslaved Again

8 But formerly, in your ignorance of God, you were slaves to gods that really did not exist, 9 but now that you know God, or rather have come to be known by him, how can you turn back to the old, crude notions, so poor and weak, and wish to become slaves to them again? 10 You are observing days, months, seasons, and years!


Cross References

1 Corinthians 8:3

But if a man loves God, God is known by him.

Romans 8:3

For though it was impossible for the Law to do it, hampered as it was by our physical limitations, God, by sending his own Son in our sinful physical form, as a sin-offering, put his condemnation upon sin through his physical nature,

Galatians 3:3

Are you so senseless? Did you begin with the Spirit only to end now with the flesh?

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Hebrews 7:18

So an earlier regulation is abrogated because it was poor and ineffective

Matthew 11:27

Everything has been handed over to me by my Father, and no one understands the Son but the Father, nor does anyone understand the Father but the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

John 10:14

I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me,

John 10:27

My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them and they follow me,

John 17:3

And eternal life means knowing you as the only true God, and knowing Jesus your messenger as Christ.

Romans 8:29

For those whom he had marked out from the first he predestined to be made like his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers;

1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we are looking at a dim reflection in a mirror, but then we shall see face to face. Now my knowledge is imperfect, but then I shall know as fully as God knows me.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Return to your sober sense as you ought, and stop sinning, for some of you are utterly ignorant about God. To your shame I say so.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in my heart, to give me the light of the knowledge of God's glory, that is on the face of Christ.

Ephesians 1:17

The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, grant you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation through the knowledge of himself,

Colossians 2:20-23

If you have died with Christ to material ways of looking at things, why do you act as though you still belonged to the world, and submit to rules like

2 Timothy 2:19

Yet God's solid foundation stands unshaken, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who uses the name of the Lord must give up evil."

Hebrews 10:38-39

And he whom I accept as righteous will find life through his faith. But if a man draws back, my heart can take no pleasure in him."

2 Peter 2:20

For if after men have escaped the corrupting influences of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are overcome by them, their final condition is worse than their former one.

1 John 2:3-4

This is how we can be sure that we know him??y obeying his commands.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us power to recognize him who is true; and we are in union with him who is true, through his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

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