Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.

New American Standard Bible

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

King James Version

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

International Standard Version

For if anyone hears the word but is not obedient to it, he is like a man who looks at himself in a mirror

A Conservative Version

Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this resembles a man observing his natural face in a mirror.

American Standard Version

For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

Amplified

For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror;

An Understandable Version

For if anyone is [only] a listener to the word and does not practice it, he is like a person who sees his natural face in a mirror,

Anderson New Testament

For if any one is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man that looks at his natural face in a mirror:

Bible in Basic English

Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a glass;

Common New Testament

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

Daniel Mace New Testament

for a bare auditor without practice is like one who sees his image form'd by a mirror:

Darby Translation

For if any man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror:

Godbey New Testament

For if any one is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

Goodspeed New Testament

For anyone who merely listens to the message without obeying it is like a man who looks in a mirror at the face that nature gave him,

John Wesley New Testament

For if any one be an hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a glass.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For if anyone hears the word and does not put it into practice, this same is like unto the man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

Julia Smith Translation

For if any is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man observing the face of his creation in a mirror:

King James 2000

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

Lexham Expanded Bible

because if anyone is a hearer of the message and not a doer, this one is like someone staring at {his own face} in a mirror,

Modern King James verseion

For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For if any hear the word, and do it not, he is like unto a man that beholdeth his bodily face in a glass.

Moffatt New Testament

For whoever listens and does nothing, is like a man who glances at his natural face in a mirror;

Montgomery New Testament

Because if any one is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

NET Bible

For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror.

New Heart English Bible

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror;

Noyes New Testament

For if any one is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a glass;

Sawyer New Testament

For if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man perceiving his natural face in a glass;

The Emphasized Bible

Because, if any is, a word-hearer, and not a doer, the same, is like unto a man observing his natural face in a mirror, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if any man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man that looks at his natural face in a glass;

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, when any one listens to it and does not practice it, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.

Webster

For if any is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

Weymouth New Testament

For if any one listens but does not obey, he is like a man who carefully looks at his own face in a mirror.

Williams New Testament

Because if anyone merely listens to the message without obeying it, he is like a man who looks in a mirror at his own face,

World English Bible

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror;

Worrell New Testament

Because, if anyone is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a mirror;

Worsley New Testament

For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a mirror,

Youngs Literal Translation

because, if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one hath been like to a man viewing his natural face in a mirror,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

any
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

be a hearer
ἀκροατής 
Akroates 
Usage: 4

of the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

and

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

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

a doer
ποιητής 
Poietes 
Usage: 6

he
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

εἴκω 
Eiko 
be like
Usage: 2

a man
ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man, husband, sir, fellow, not tr
Usage: 198

κατανοέω 
Katanoeo 
Usage: 10

his

Usage: 0

γένεσις 
Genesis 
Usage: 3

πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
Usage: 70

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Context Readings

Doers Of The Message, Not Just Hearers

22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.


Cross References

Jeremiah 44:16

“As for the word you spoke to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you!

Ezekiel 33:31-32

So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit.

Matthew 7:26-27

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Luke 6:7

The scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely, to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a charge against Him.

Luke 6:47

I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:

James 2:14-26

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can his faith save him?

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