Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So he told them, "You try to justify yourselves in front of people, but God knows your hearts, because what is highly valued by people is detestable to God.

New American Standard Bible

And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

King James Version

And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Holman Bible

And He told them: “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly admired by people is revolting in God’s sight.

A Conservative Version

And he said to them, Ye are those who declare yourselves righteous in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. Because what is lofty among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

American Standard Version

And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Amplified

But He said to them, You are the ones who declare yourselves just and upright before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted and highly thought of among men is detestable and abhorrent (an abomination) in the sight of God.

An Understandable Version

And He said to them, "You are people who claim to be just in the eyes of [other] people, but God knows [what is in] your hearts. For that which is held up as most important among people [i.e., fame or fortune ?] is disgusting in the eyes of God.

Anderson New Testament

And he said to them: You set yourselves forth as righteous before men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men, is detestable in the sight of God.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, You take care to seem right in the eyes of men, but God sees your hearts: and those things which are important in the opinion of men, are evil in the eyes of God.

Common New Testament

He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but he said to them, you pretend to piety before men, which, however they may admire, is an abomination to God, who knows your real temper.

Darby Translation

And he said to them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what amongst men is highly thought of is an abomination before God.

Godbey New Testament

And He said to them, Ye are those who justify yourselves before the people; but God knows your hearts: because that which is exalted among the people is abomination in the sight of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he said to them, "You are the men who parade your uprightness before people, but God knows your hearts. For what men consider great is detestable in the sight of God.

John Wesley New Testament

And he said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men: but God knoweth your hearts: And that which is highly esteemed among men, is an abomination before God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And he said unto them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And he said to them, Ye are they justifying yourselves before men; and God knows your hearts: for the high with men is abomination before God.

King James 2000

And he said unto them, You are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he said to them, "You are the ones who justify themselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts! For [what is] [considered] exalted among men [is] an abomination in the sight of God.

Modern King James verseion

And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and he said unto them, "Ye are they, which justify yourselves before men: but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men is abominable in the sight of God.

Moffatt New Testament

So he told them, "You are the people who get men to think you are good, but God knows what your hearts are! What is lofty in the view of man is loathsome in the eyes of God.

Montgomery New Testament

He said to them. "You are those that justify themselves in the eyes of men; but God knows you hearts; for that which is lofty in the eyes of men is abomination in the eyes of God.

NET Bible

But Jesus said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in men's eyes, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God's sight.

New Heart English Bible

He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Noyes New Testament

And he said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly exalted among men is an abomination before God.

Sawyer New Testament

And he said to them, You are they that justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts; for that which is high among men is an abomination before God.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said unto them - Ye, are they who justify themselves before men, but, God, knoweth your hearts; because, that which amongst men is lofty, is an abomination before God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And he said unto them, Ye are they who affect to be righteous persons before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men, is an abomination in the sight of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"You," said Jesus, "are the men who justify themselves before the world, but God can read your hearts; and what is highly esteemed among men may be an abomination in the sight of God.

Webster

And he said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men, is abomination in the sight of God.

Weymouth New Testament

"You are they," He said to them, "who boast of their own goodness before men, but God sees your hearts; for that which holds a proud position among men is detestable in God's sight.

Williams New Testament

Then He said to them, "You are the men who exhibit your uprightness before the public, but God knows your hearts. For what stands high in the sight of men is detestable in the sight of God.

World English Bible

He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Worrell New Testament

And He said to them, "Ye are those who justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; because that which is exalted among men is an abomination before God.

Worsley New Testament

And He said unto them, Ye justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he said to them, 'Ye are those declaring yourselves righteous before men, but God doth know your hearts; because that which among men is high, is abomination before God;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

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


Usage: 0

Ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

are
ἐστέ 
Este 
are, be, is, belong to, have been, not tr
Usage: 53


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

δικαιόω 
Dikaioo 
Usage: 35

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
man, not tr,
Usage: 316
Usage: 316

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

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

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ὑψηλός 
Hupselos 
Usage: 10

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

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

βδέλυγμα 
Bdelugma 
Usage: 3

in the sight
ἐνώπιον 
Enopion 
before, in the sight of, in the presence of, in sight, in presence, to, not tr
Usage: 78

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Hypocrisy, Law, And The Kingdom Of God

14 Now the Pharisees, who love money, had been listening to all this and began to ridicule Jesus. 15 So he told them, "You try to justify yourselves in front of people, but God knows your hearts, because what is highly valued by people is detestable to God. 16 "The Law and the Prophets remained until John. Since then, the good news about the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone entering it is under attack.


Cross References

1 Samuel 16:7

The LORD told Samuel, "Don't look at his appearance or his height, for I've rejected him. Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."

Luke 10:29

But the man wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

Proverbs 16:5

The LORD detests those who are proud; truly they will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 21:2

Every man's lifestyle is proper in his own view, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Jeremiah 17:10

I am the LORD who searches the heart, who tests the inner depths to give to each person according to what he deserves, according to the fruit of his deeds.

1 Peter 3:4

Instead, it should be the inner disposition of the heart, consisting in the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which God values greatly.

Revelation 2:23

I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will reward each of you as your actions deserve.

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I know, God, that it is you who searches the heart and you who finds pleasure in righteousness. With a righteous heart I have freely given all these things, and now I have seen all of these people of yours giving freely and joyfully to you!

2 Chronicles 6:30

then hear from heaven, the place where you reside, and forgive, repaying each person according to all of his ways, since you know their hearts for you alone know the hearts of human beings

Psalm 7:9

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For you are the righteous God who discerns the inner thoughts.

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.

Psalm 49:13

This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude

Psalm 49:18

although he considers himself blessed while he's alive. Though people praise you for doing well,

Psalm 139:1-2

LORD, you have examined me; you have known me.

Proverbs 20:6

Many claim "I'm a loyal person!" but who can find someone who truly is?

Isaiah 1:10-14

"Listen to what the LORD says, you rulers of Sodom, and pay attention to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!

Amos 5:21-22

"I hate I despise your festival days, and your solemn convocations stink.

Malachi 3:15

and, "Now we call the arrogant one blessed. Those who do evil prosper and those who challenge God escape the consequences.'"

Matthew 6:2

So whenever you give to the poor, don't blow a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they will be praised by people. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!

Matthew 6:5

"And whenever you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who love to stand in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they will be seen by people. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!

Matthew 6:16

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!

Matthew 23:5

"They do everything to be seen by people. They increase the size of their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

Matthew 23:25-27

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but on the inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Luke 11:39

But the Lord told him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but on the inside you are full of greed and evil.

Luke 18:11

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

Luke 18:21

The official replied, "I have kept all of these since I was a young man."

Luke 20:20

So they watched him closely and sent spies who pretended to be honest men in order to trap him in what he would say. They wanted to hand him over to the jurisdiction of the governor,

Luke 20:47

They devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!"

John 2:25

and didn't need anyone to tell him what people were like, because he himself knew what was in every person.

John 21:17

Jesus told him, "Take care of my sheep." He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!"

Acts 1:18

(Now this man bought a field with the money he got for his crime. Falling on his face, he burst open in the middle, and all his intestines gushed out.

Acts 15:8

God, who knows everyone's heart, showed them he approved by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us.

Romans 3:20

Therefore, God will not justify any human being by means of the actions prescribed by the Law, for through the Law comes the full knowledge of sin.

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore, stop judging prematurely, before the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is now hidden in darkness and reveal the motives of our hearts. Then each person will receive his praise from God.

James 2:21-25

Our ancestor Abraham was justified by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar, wasn't he?

1 Peter 5:5

In a similar way, you young people must submit to the elders. All of you must clothe yourselves with humility for the sake of each other, because: "God opposes the arrogant, but gives grace to the humble."

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