Parallel Verses

Amplified

Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life.

New American Standard Bible

choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

King James Version

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Holman Bible

and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.

International Standard Version

because he preferred being mistreated with God's people to enjoying the pleasures of sin for a short time.

A Conservative Version

having chosen rather to be mistreated with the people of God, than to have the pleasure of sin temporarily.

American Standard Version

choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

An Understandable Version

but chose rather to suffer mistreatment with God's people [i.e., the Israelites] than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a brief time.

Anderson New Testament

choosing rather to suffer evil with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season;

Bible in Basic English

Feeling that it was better to undergo pain with the people of God, than for a short time to have a taste of the pleasures of sin;

Common New Testament

choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.

Daniel Mace New Testament

chusing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Darby Translation

choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have the temporary pleasure of sin;

Godbey New Testament

choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season;

Goodspeed New Testament

for he preferred sharing the hardships of God's people to a short-lived enjoyment of sin,

John Wesley New Testament

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,

Julia Smith Translation

Having chosen rather to be treated ill with the people of God, than to have the enjoyment of sin for a time;

King James 2000

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;

Lexham Expanded Bible

choosing instead to be mistreated with the people of God [rather] than to experience the transitory enjoyment of sin,

Modern King James verseion

choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and chose rather to suffer adversity with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,

Moffatt New Testament

ill-treatment with God's people he preferred to the passing pleasures of sin,

Montgomery New Testament

choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

NET Bible

choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin's fleeting pleasure.

New Heart English Bible

choosing rather to share ill treatment with God's people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;

Noyes New Testament

choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Sawyer New Testament

choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to have an enjoyment of sin for a time,

The Emphasized Bible

Rather choosing - to be jointly suffering ill-treatment with the people of God, than, for a season, to be having, sins enjoyment;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

choosing rather to suffer afflictions with the people of God, than to have a temporary fruition of sin;

Twentieth Century New Testament

He preferred sharing the hardships of God's People to enjoying the short-lived pleasures of sin.

Webster

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Weymouth New Testament

having determined to endure ill-treatment along with the people of God rather than enjoy the short-lived pleasures of sin;

Williams New Testament

because he preferred to suffer hardships with the people of God than to have the passing enjoyment that results from sin,

World English Bible

choosing rather to share ill treatment with God's people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;

Worrell New Testament

choosing rather to suffer evil with the people of God, than to have an enjoyment of sin for a season;

Worsley New Testament

chusing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to have the temporary enjoyment of sin:

Youngs Literal Translation

having chosen rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have sin's pleasure for a season,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
αἱρέομαι 
Haireomai 
Usage: 3

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

to suffer affliction with
συγκακουχέω 
Sugkakoucheo 
Usage: 1

the people
λαός 
Laos 
Usage: 137

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

to enjoy
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

the pleasures
ἀπόλαυσις 
Apolausis 
to enjoy 9, enjoy the pleasures 9
Usage: 2

of sin
ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

References

Easton

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Examples Of Faith In Action

24 [Aroused] by faith Moses, when he had grown to maturity and become great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life. 26 He considered the contempt and abuse and shame [borne for] the Christ (the Messiah Who was to come) to be greater wealth than all the treasures of Egypt, for he looked forward and away to the reward (recompense).


Cross References

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the godless and defiled is but for a moment?

Job 36:21

Take heed, turn not to iniquity, for this [the iniquity of complaining against God] you have chosen rather than [submission in] affliction.

Psalm 84:10

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

Job 21:11-13

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children skip about.

Psalm 47:9

The princes and nobles of the peoples are gathered together, a [united] people for the God of Abraham, for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.

Psalm 73:18-20

[After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin and destruction.

Isaiah 21:4

My mind reels and wanders, horror terrifies me. [In my mind's eye I am at the feast of Belshazzar. I see the defilement of the golden vessels taken from God's temple, I watch the handwriting appear on the wall -- "I know that Babylon's great king is to be slain.] The twilight I looked forward to with pleasure has been turned into fear and trembling for me.

Isaiah 47:8-9

Therefore now, hear this, you who love pleasures and are given over to them, you who dwell safely and sit securely, who say in your mind, I am [the mistress] and there is no one else besides me. I shall not sit as a widow, nor shall I know the loss of children.

Matthew 5:10-12

Blessed and happy and enviably fortunate and spiritually prosperous (in the state in which the born-again child of God enjoys and finds satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of his outward conditions) are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake (for being and doing right), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Matthew 13:21

Yet it has no real root in him, but is temporary (inconstant, lasts but a little while); and when affliction or trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, at once he is caused to stumble [he is repelled and begins to distrust and desert Him Whom he ought to trust and obey] and he falls away.

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up, [enough] for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself merrily.

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime fully received [what is due you in] comforts and delights, and Lazarus in like manner the discomforts and distresses; but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.

Acts 7:24-25

And on seeing one of them being unjustly treated, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian and slaying [him].

Acts 20:23-24

Except that the Holy Spirit clearly and emphatically affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me.

Romans 5:3

Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.

Romans 8:17-18

And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Colossians 1:24

[Even] now I rejoice in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed [ on our part] of Christ's afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church.

2 Thessalonians 1:3-6

We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

2 Timothy 1:8

Do not blush or be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [ with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:3-10

Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:11-12

Persecutions, sufferings -- "such as occurred to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, persecutions I endured, but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

Hebrews 4:9

So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God;

Hebrews 10:32

But be ever mindful of the days gone by in which, after you were first spiritually enlightened, you endured a great and painful struggle,

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned to death; they were lured with tempting offers [to renounce their faith]; they were sawn asunder; they were slaughtered by the sword; [while they were alive] they had to go about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated -- "

James 1:20

For man's anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires].

James 5:5

[Here] on earth you have abandoned yourselves to soft (prodigal) living and to [the pleasures of] self-indulgence and self-gratification. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

1 Peter 1:6-7

[You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations,

1 Peter 2:10

Once you were not a people [at all], but now you are God's people; once you were unpitied, but now you are pitied and have received mercy.

1 Peter 4:12-16

Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you.

Revelation 18:7

To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled in her wantonness [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that measure impose on her torment and anguish and tears and mourning. Since in her heart she boasts, I am not a widow; as a queen [on a throne] I sit, and I shall never see suffering or experience sorrow -- "

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