Parallel Verses

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?

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, 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?

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?

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 at that former time, as you did not know the true God, you were slaves to gods that do not really exist, 9 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? 10 You are observing days, months, seasons, years.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 8:3

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

Romans 8:3

For though the law could not do it, because it was made helpless through our lower nature, yet God, by sending His own Son in a body similar to that of our lower nature, and as a sacrifice for sin, passed sentence upon sin through His body,

Galatians 3:3

Are you so senseless? Did you begin by the Spirit, but are now approaching perfection by fleshly means?

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Hebrews 7:18

Indeed, the rescinding of a previous regulation takes place, because it was weak and ineffective --

Matthew 11:27

All things have been entrusted to me by my Father, and no one but the Father perfectly knows the Son, and no one but the Son perfectly knows the Father, and the one to whom the Son chooses to make Him known.

John 10:14

I am the good shepherd myself. 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

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

Romans 8:29

For those on whom He set His heart beforehand He marked off as His own to be made like His Son, that He might be the eldest of many brothers;

1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we see a dim reflection in a looking-glass. But then we shall see face to face; Now what I know is imperfect, but then I shall know perfectly, as God knows me.

1 Corinthians 15:34

Sober up, as is right, and stop sinning, for some of you -- to your shame I say so -- are without any true knowledge of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6

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

Ephesians 1:17

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may grant you the Spirit to give wisdom and revelation which come through a growing knowledge of Him,

Colossians 2:20-23

If once through fellowship with Christ you died and were separated from the world's crude notions, why do you live as though you belonged to the world? Why submit to rules such as,

2 Timothy 2:19

But God's foundation stands unshaken, with these inscriptions: "The Lord knows the people who belong to Him" and "Everyone who bears the name of the Lord must abstain from evil."

Hebrews 10:38-39

Meantime, my righteous servant will live by faith. But if a man draws back, my soul has no delight in him."

2 Peter 2:20

For if, after men have escaped the corrupting ways of the world through a full knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they again become entangled in them and are conquered by them, then their last condition is worse than their former one.

1 John 2:3-4

By this we can be sure that we know Him -- if we practice obedience to His commands.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us insight to recognize the True One; and we are in union with the True One through His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

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