Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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, that you have come to be acquainted with and understand and know [the true] God, or rather to be understood and known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly and worthless elementary things [ of all religions before Christ came], whose slaves you once more want to become?

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?

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?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 However, in the past, when you did not know God, you were slaves to things that are not really gods at all. 9 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? 10 You are observing days, months, seasons, and years.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 8:3

But anyone who loves God is known by him.

Romans 8:3

For what the Law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the flesh, God did. By sending his own Son in the form of humanity, he condemned sin by being incarnate,

Galatians 3:3

Are you so foolish? Having started out with the Spirit, are you now ending up with the flesh?

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, because it was weak and ineffective, the former commandment has been annulled,

Exodus 33:17

The LORD told Moses, "I'll do the very thing that you have said, because you have found favor in my sight and I know you by name."

1 Kings 8:43

then hear in heaven where you reside, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the people of the earth may know your name, fear you as do your people Israel, and so they may know that this Temple that I have built is called by your name.

1 Chronicles 28:9

"Now as for you, my son Solomon, get to know the God of your father. Serve him with a sound heart and a devoted soul, because the LORD is searching every heart, every plan and thought. He will be found by you, assuming you are seeking him, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you forever.

Psalm 1:6

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

Psalm 9:10

Those who know your name will trust you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you, LORD.

Proverbs 2:5

then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.

Jeremiah 31:34

No longer will a person teach his neighbor or his relative: "Know the LORD.' Instead, they'll all know me, from the least to the greatest of them," declares the LORD. "Indeed, I'll forgive their iniquity, and I'll remember their sin no more."

Habakkuk 2:14

Indeed, the earth will be filled with knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as water fills the sea."

Matthew 11:27

All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

John 10:14

I'm the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah.

Romans 8:29

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that the Son might be the firstborn among many brothers.

1 Corinthians 13:12

Now we see only an indistinct image in a mirror, but then we will be face to face. Now what I know is incomplete, but then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Come back to your senses as you should, and stop sinning! For some of you I say this to your shame don't fully know God.

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory in the face of Jesus the Messiah.

Ephesians 1:17

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the most glorious Father, would give you a wise spirit, along with revelation that comes through knowing the Messiah fully.

Colossians 2:20-23

If you have died with the Messiah to the basic principles of the world, why are you submitting to its decrees as though you still lived in the world?

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

Hebrews 10:38-39

but my righteous one will live by faith, and if he turns back, my soul will take no pleasure in him."

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after escaping the world's corruptions through a full knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah, they are again entangled and conquered by those corruptions, then their last condition is worse than their former one.

1 John 2:3-4

This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments.

1 John 5:20

We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true God. We are in union with the one who is true, his Son Jesus the Messiah, who is the true God and eternal life.

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