Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

But he said, "Instead, how blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it!"

New American Standard Bible

But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

King James Version

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Holman Bible

He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”

A Conservative Version

But he said, Blessed rather, are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.

American Standard Version

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Amplified

But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!

An Understandable Version

But Jesus said, "Yes, but those who listen to God's message and obey it are [more] blessed."

Anderson New Testament

And he said: Yes, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Bible in Basic English

But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

Common New Testament

But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"

Daniel Mace New Testament

but rather, said he, happy are they who hear the word of God, and put it in practice.

Darby Translation

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

Godbey New Testament

And He said, Truly blessed are those hearing the word of God, and keeping it.

Goodspeed New Testament

But he said, "You might better say, 'Blessed are those who hear God's message and observe it!' "

John Wesley New Testament

But he said, Yea, rather blessed are they, that hear the word of God and keep it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But he said, Rather, blessed are those that hear the word of God and keep it.

Julia Smith Translation

And he said, Rather, happy they hearing the word of God, and watching it.

King James 2000

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But he said, "On the contrary, blessed [are] those who hear the word of God and follow [it]!"

Modern King James verseion

But He said, No; rather, blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But he said, "Yea, happy are they that hear the word of God, and keep it."

Moffatt New Testament

But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear and who observe the word of God!"

Montgomery New Testament

"No, rather," he answered, "blessed are those who listen to the word of God, and keep it."

NET Bible

But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

New Heart English Bible

But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Noyes New Testament

But he said, Blessed rather are they that hear the word of God and keep it.

Sawyer New Testament

And he said, Yes indeed, blessed are those that hear the word of God and keep it.

The Emphasized Bible

But, he, said - Yea rather! - Happy they who hear the word of God, and observe it!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and observe it.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But Jesus replied: "Rather, happy are those who listen to God's Message and keep it."

Webster

But he said, Yes, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Weymouth New Testament

"Nay rather," He replied, "they are blessed who hear God's Message and carefully keep it."

Williams New Testament

But He said, "Yes, but better still, blessed are those who listen to God's message and practice it!"

World English Bible

But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

Worrell New Testament

But He said, "Yea, rather, happy are those who hear the word of God, and keep it!"

Worsley New Testament

but He replied, Yea rather happy are they, that hear the word of God and keep it.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he said, 'Yea, rather, happy those hearing the word of God, and keeping it!'

Interlinear

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

he

Usage: 0

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

μενοῦνγε 
menounge 
Usage: 3

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

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

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

and

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

φυλάσσω 
Phulasso 
Usage: 25

References

Context Readings

An Unclean Spirit Returns

27 As Jesus was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and told him, "How blessed is the womb that gave birth to you and the breasts that nursed you!" 28 But he said, "Instead, how blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it!" 29 Now as the crowds continued to throng around Jesus, he went on to say, "This people living today are an evil generation. It craves a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah,



Cross References

Luke 8:21

But he answered those people, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear a message from God and heed it."

Psalm 119:1-6

How blessed are those whose life is blameless, who walk in the Law of the LORD!

Psalm 1:1-3

How blessed is the person, who does not take the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in the seat of mockers.

Psalm 112:1

Hallelujah! How happy is the person who fears the LORD, who truly delights in his commandments.

Psalm 128:1

How blessed are all who fear the LORD as they follow in his ways.

Isaiah 48:17-18

"This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who directs you in the path by which you should go.

Matthew 7:21-25

"Not everyone who keeps saying to me, "Lord, Lord,' will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 12:48-50

He asked the man who told him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"

Luke 6:47-48

I will show you what everyone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them.

John 13:17

If you understand these things, how blessed you are if you put them into practice!

James 1:21-25

Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.

1 John 3:21-24

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God.

Revelation 22:14

"How blessed are those who wash their robes so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city!

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