Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

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!"

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 It came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!" 28 But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it." 29 When the multitudes were gathering together to him, he began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign. No sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah, the prophet.



Cross References

Luke 8:21

But he answered them, "My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it."

Psalm 119:1-6

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.

Psalm 1:1-3

Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;

Psalm 112:1

Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 128:1

Blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways.

Isaiah 48:17-18

Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.

Matthew 7:21-25

Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 12:48-50

But he answered him who spoke to him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"

Luke 6:47-48

Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.

John 13:17

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

James 1:21-25

Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 John 3:21-24

Beloved, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have boldness toward God;

Revelation 22:14

Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

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