Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

And have mercy on some, who are doubting;

King James Version

And of some have compassion, making a difference:

Holman Bible

Have mercy on some who doubt;

International Standard Version

Show mercy to those who have doubts.

A Conservative Version

And on some be ye merciful--being discerning.

American Standard Version

And on some have mercy, who are in doubt;


And refute [so as to] convict some who dispute with you, and on some have mercy who waver and doubt.

An Understandable Version

And you should show pity toward some people because they have doubts [regarding spiritual matters];

Anderson New Testament

And on some, have compassion, making a distinction:

Bible in Basic English

And have pity on those who are in doubt;

Common New Testament

And have mercy on some, who doubt;

Daniel Mace New Testament

Make use of your discernment; some reprove:

Darby Translation

And of some have compassion, making a difference,

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

And making a difference, have compassion, indeed, on some:

Godbey New Testament

And some of whom indeed convict, being judged:

Goodspeed New Testament

Those whom you pity in their uncertainty,

John Wesley New Testament

And some, that are wavering, convince; Some save, snatching them out of the fire;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And receive some with mercy, discerning;

Julia Smith Translation

And truly compassionate some, discriminating:

King James 2000

And on some have compassion, making a difference:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And have mercy on those who doubt,

Modern King James verseion

But pity some, making distinction.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And have compassion on some, separating them:

Moffatt New Testament

Snatch some from the fire, and have mercy on the waverers,

Montgomery New Testament

Pity some who are wavering, and save by dragging them out of the fire;

NET Bible

And have mercy on those who waver;

New Heart English Bible

On some have compassion, who are in doubt,

Noyes New Testament

And some rebuke when they contend; and others save, snatching them out of the fire; and on others have compassion

Sawyer New Testament

And reprove some, separatists,

The Emphasized Bible

And, on some, indeed, have mercy, - such as are in doubt, be saving, out of the fire, snatching them;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And of some have compassion, distinguishing their case;

Twentieth Century New Testament

To some show pity, because they are in doubt. 'Drag them out of the fire,' and save them.


And of some have compassion, making a difference:

Weymouth New Testament

Some, when they argue with you, you must endeavor to convince;

Williams New Testament

Some people, who continue to waver through doubts, you must pity

World English Bible

On some have compassion, making a distinction,

Worrell New Testament

And on some have compassion, while contending with you,

Worsley New Testament

And on some have compassion, making a difference; others save with fear,

Youngs Literal Translation

and to some be kind, judging thoroughly,


Root Form

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

of some
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Usage: 980

Context Readings

A Call To Persevere

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting; 23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

Cross References

Ezekiel 34:17

"As for you, My flock, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the male goats.

Galatians 4:20

but I could wish to be present with you now and to change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

Hebrews 6:4-8

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,

James 5:19-20

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,

1 John 5:16-18

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.

Jude 1:4-13

For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

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