Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

New American Standard Bible

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?

King James Version

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Holman Bible

Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?

International Standard Version

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them for it. We should submit even more to the Father of our spirits and live, shouldn't we?

A Conservative Version

Besides, we indeed have had chastisers--the fathers of our flesh--and we were turned around. Shall we not much more be subordinate to the Father of the spirits, and we will live?

American Standard Version

Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Amplified

Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we submitted and respected them [for training us]; shall we not much more willingly submit to the Father of spirits, and live [by learning from His discipline]?

An Understandable Version

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us and we respected them [for it]; should we not much rather submit to the Father of our spirits [i.e., God], so we can live [spiritually]?

Anderson New Testament

So, then, we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we reverenced them; shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of our spirits, and live?

Bible in Basic English

And again, if the fathers of our flesh gave us punishment and had our respect, how much more will we be under the authority of the Father of spirits, and have life?

Common New Testament

Besides this, we have had fathers of our flesh to discipline us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

Daniel Mace New Testament

when our natural parents corrected us, we gave them reverence: is it not much more reasonable to be in subjection to the father of spirits, in order to have life?

Darby Translation

Moreover we have had the fathers of our flesh as chasteners, and we reverenced them; shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Godbey New Testament

Then indeed, we had fathers of our flesh who chastised us, and we endured: how much more then shall we submit to the Father of spirits, and live?

Goodspeed New Testament

When our earthly fathers disciplined us we treated them with respect; should we not far more submit to the Father of our spirits, and so have life?

John Wesley New Testament

Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we reverenced them: Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?

Julia Smith Translation

Since we truly have fathers of our flesh instructors, and we were influenced: shall we not rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and we shall live?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Furthermore, we have had {our earthly fathers} who disciplined [us], and we respected [them]. Will we not much rather subject ourselves to the Father of spirits and live?

Modern King James verseion

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, seeing we had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: should we not much rather be in subjection unto the father of spiritual gifts that we might live?

Moffatt New Testament

Why, we had fathers of our flesh to discipline us, and we yielded to them! Shall we not far more submit to the Father of our spirits, and so live?

Montgomery New Testament

Furthermore, our earthly fathers used to discipline us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

NET Bible

Besides, we have experienced discipline from our earthly fathers and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life?

New Heart English Bible

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Noyes New Testament

Furthermore, we were chastened by the fathers of our flesh, and we gave them reverence; shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Sawyer New Testament

Moreover, we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us and we respected them; shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

The Emphasized Bible

Furthermore, indeed, the fathers of our flesh, we used to have, as administrators of discipline, and we used to pay deference: shall we not, much rather, submit ourselves to the Father of our spirits and, live?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

If then we have had the fathers of our flesh for correctors, and reverenced them; shall we not much more be under subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Further, when our earthly fathers disciplined us, we respected them. Shall we not, then, much rather yield submission to the Father of souls, and live?

Webster

Furthermore, we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Weymouth New Testament

Besides this, our earthly fathers used to discipline us and we treated them with respect, and shall we not be still more submissive to the Father of our spirits, and live?

Williams New Testament

Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we used to treat them with respect; how much more cheerfully should we submit to the Father of our spirits, and live!

World English Bible

Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Worrell New Testament

Furthermore, we used to have the fathers of our flesh as chasteners, and we reverenced them: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of our spirits, and live?

Worsley New Testament

Now if we had fathers of our flesh, who corrected us, and we gave them reverence; shall we not much more be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?

Youngs Literal Translation

Then, indeed, fathers of our flesh we have had, chastising us, and we were reverencing them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of the spirits, and live?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εἶτα 
Eita 
Usage: 12

we have had
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

of
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

παιδευτής 
Paideutes 
Usage: 1

us, and

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

we gave
ἐντρέπω 
Entrepo 
Usage: 4

ἐντρέπω 
Entrepo 
Usage: 4

shall we
ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

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

ὑποτάσσω 
Hupotasso 
Usage: 39

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

of spirits
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

and

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

References

Context Readings

Fatherly Discipline

8 But if you be without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then are you illegitimate children, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.



Cross References

Numbers 16:22

And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be angry with all the congregation?

Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Leviticus 19:3

You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

Numbers 27:16

Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son, who will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

Deuteronomy 27:16

Cursed be he that dishonors his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Proverbs 30:17

The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young vultures shall eat it.

Isaiah 38:16

O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so will you restore me, and make me to live.

Job 12:10

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Isaiah 42:5

Thus says God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; he that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk in it:

Isaiah 57:16

For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Ezekiel 22:7

In you have they made light of father and mother: in the midst of you have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in you have they wronged the fatherless and the widow.

Zechariah 12:1

The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel, says the LORD, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.

Malachi 1:6

A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, How have we despised your name?

John 3:6

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Acts 2:30

Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of his descendants, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Romans 1:3

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the descendants of David according to the flesh;

Romans 9:3

For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Romans 9:5

Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

Ephesians 6:1-4

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:10

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

1 Peter 5:6

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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