Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.

King James Version

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Holman Bible

Even though we are speaking this way, dear friends, in your case we are confident of the better things connected with salvation.

International Standard Version

Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case, things that point to salvation.

A Conservative Version

But we are persuaded better things about you, beloved, and things that have salvation, even though we speak this way.

American Standard Version

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak:

Amplified

Even though we speak this way, yet in your case, beloved, we are now firmly convinced of better things that are near to salvation and accompany it.

An Understandable Version

But, my dearly loved ones, even though we talk this way, we are persuaded that you will do better than that [i.e., you will not fall away from God], and will end up being saved.

Anderson New Testament

But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, and of things that tend to salvation, though we thus speak.

Bible in Basic English

But, my loved ones, though we say this, we are certain that you have better things in you, things which go with salvation;

Common New Testament

Even though we speak like this, beloved, we are confident of better things in your case, things that accompany salvation.

Daniel Mace New Testament

But though we speak in this manner, my dear brethren, we expect better things of you, and such as are more suitable to your salvation.

Darby Translation

But we are persuaded concerning you, beloved, better things, and connected with salvation, even if we speak thus.

Godbey New Testament

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things concerning you, and things appertaining to salvation, if indeed we do thus speak.

Goodspeed New Testament

But about you, dear friends, even though we say this, we are sure of better things that promise salvation.

John Wesley New Testament

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But, beloved, we expect better things than these of you, things near unto saving health, though we thus speak.

Julia Smith Translation

And we have been persuaded of you, dearly beloved, of better things, and connected with salvation, if we also thus speak.

King James 2000

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But even if we are speaking in this way, dear friends, we are convinced of better [things] concerning you, and belonging to salvation.

Modern King James verseion

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you and things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this way.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless dear friends, we trust to see better of you, and things which accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Moffatt New Testament

Though I say this, beloved, I feel sure you will take the better course that means salvation.

Montgomery New Testament

But though we thus speak, we are persuaded better things of you, beloved, and things that accompany salvation.

NET Bible

But in your case, dear friends, even though we speak like this, we are convinced of better things relating to salvation.

New Heart English Bible

But, beloved, we are persuaded of better things for you, and things that accompany salvation, even though we speak like this.

Noyes New Testament

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that are connected with salvation, though we do thus speak.

Sawyer New Testament

But we are persuaded better things of you, beloved, and things pertaining to salvation, though we thus speak.

The Emphasized Bible

But we are persuaded, concerning you, beloved, the things which are better and which contain salvation, though, even thus we speak.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But, beloved, we are persuaded concerning you that things are better, and connected with salvation, though we thus speak.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But about you, dear friends, even though we speak in this way, we are confident of better things--of things that point to your Salvation.

Webster

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Weymouth New Testament

But we, even while we speak in this tone, have a happier conviction concerning you, my dearly-loved friends--a conviction of things which point towards salvation.

Williams New Testament

But in your case, my dearly loved friends, even though we speak in such a tone, we are sure of better things, yea, things that point to salvation.

World English Bible

But, beloved, we are persuaded of better things for you, and things that accompany salvation, even though we speak like this.

Worrell New Testament

But, beloved, we have become persuaded better things concerning you, and things accompanying salvation, even though we thus speak;

Worsley New Testament

But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak for your caution.

Youngs Literal Translation

and we are persuaded, concerning you, beloved, the things that are better, and accompanying salvation, though even thus we speak,

Interlinear

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

ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

πείθω 
Peitho 
Usage: 52

κρείττων 
Kreitton 
Usage: 19

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

and

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

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

σωτηρία 
Soteria 
Usage: 43


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

we
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

References

Context Readings

A Serious Warning Against Falling Away

8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned. 9 But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. 10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.



Cross References

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Matthew 5:3-12

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 16:16

"He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Acts 20:21

solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:14

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Philippians 1:6-7

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 1:3-4

constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

Hebrews 2:3

how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,

Hebrews 5:9

And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,

Hebrews 6:4-6

For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

Hebrews 10:34

For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.

Hebrews 10:39

But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life."



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