Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."

King James Version

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Holman Bible

Some soldiers also questioned him: "What should we do?" He said to them, "Don't take money from anyone by force or false accusation; be satisfied with your wages."

International Standard Version

Even some soldiers were asking him, "And what should we do?" He told them, "Never extort money from anyone by threats or blackmail, and be satisfied with your pay."

A Conservative Version

And men who were soldiers also questioned him, saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.

American Standard Version

And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse any one wrongfully; and be content with your wages.

Amplified

Those serving as soldiers also asked him, And we, what shall we do? And he replied to them, Never demand or enforce by terrifying people or by accusing wrongfully, and always be satisfied with your rations (supplies) and with your allowance (wages).

An Understandable Version

Some soldiers on duty also asked him, "And what must we do [i.e., to demonstrate our repentance]?" And he answered them, "Do not force people to give you money or accuse them falsely, and be content with your pay."

Anderson New Testament

And soldiers also asked him, saying: And what shall we do? And he said to them: Take nothing from any one by extortion, nor by false accusation, and be content with your pay.

Bible in Basic English

And men of the army put questions to him, saying, And what have we to do? And he said to them, Do no violent acts to any man, and do not take anything without right, and let your payment be enough for you.

Common New Testament

Likewise the soldiers asked him, "And what shall we do?" So he said to them, "Rob no one by violence or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages."

Daniel Mace New Testament

the soldiers too made the same demand, how are we to act? he answer'd them, injure no man either by violence or by fraud, and be content with your pay.

Darby Translation

And persons engaged in military service also asked him saying, And we, what should we do? And he said to them, Oppress no one, nor accuse falsely, and be satisfied with your pay.

Godbey New Testament

And the soldiers were asking him saying; And what shall we do? And he said to them; Oppress no one, neither defraud; and be content with your wages.

Goodspeed New Testament

And soldiers would ask him, "And what ought we to do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money or make false charges against people, but be satisfied with your pay."

John Wesley New Testament

And the soldiers likewise asked him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your pay.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Oppress no one, neither accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

Julia Smith Translation

And they making war asked him, saying, And what shall do? And he said to them, Shake none violently, neither make slanderous accusation; and be content with your pay.

King James 2000

And the soldiers likewise asked of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And those who served in the army were also asking him, saying, "What should we also do?" And he said to them, "Extort from no one, and do not blackmail [anyone], and be content with your pay."

Modern King James verseion

And the soldiers also asked of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do not forcibly extort anyone, nor accuse any falsely. And be content with your wages.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, "And what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do violence to no man: neither trouble any man wrongfully: But be content with your wages."

Moffatt New Testament

Soldiers also asked him, "And what are we to do?" He said to them, "Never extort money, never lay a false charge, but be content with your pay."

Montgomery New Testament

The soldiers also repeatedly questioned him, saying, "And we, what shall we do?" "Do not intimidate any one," he replied, "nor lay false charges, and be content with your pay."

NET Bible

Then some soldiers also asked him, "And as for us -- what should we do?" He told them, "Take money from no one by violence or by false accusation, and be content with your pay."

New Heart English Bible

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

New simplified Bible

Soldiers also asked him: What must we do? And he said: Do not take money from any one by force. Never falsely accuse any one wrongfully and be content with your wages.

Noyes New Testament

And soldiers also asked him, saying, And what must we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no one, accuse no one falsely, and be content with your wages.

Sawyer New Testament

And the soldiers asked him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Oppress, and falsely accuse, no one; and be contented with your wages.

The Emphasized Bible

Then were questioning him, soldiers also, saying - What shall, even we, do? And he said unto them - Molest ye, no one, neither accuse falsely; and be content with your supplies.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the military men also asked him, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Extort nothing by force; nor turn informers; and be content with your pay.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And when some soldiers on active service asked "And we--what are we to do?" he said: "Never use violence, or exact anything by false accusation; and be content with your pay."

Webster

And the soldiers likewise asked him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages.

Weymouth New Testament

The soldiers also once and again inquired of him, "And we, what are we to do?" His answer was, "Neither intimidate any one nor lay false charges; and be content with your pay."

Williams New Testament

Then some soldiers too were asking him, "What ought we too to do?" So he said to them, "Never extort money from anyone, never make a false accusation, and always be satisfied with your wages."

World English Bible

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

Worrell New Testament

And soldiers also were questioning him, saying, "And what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do violence to no one, neither accuse any one falsely, and be content with your wages."

Worsley New Testament

And the soldiers also asked him, saying, And what shall we do? and He said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely, and be content with your pay.

Youngs Literal Translation

And questioning him also were those warring, saying, 'And we, what shall we do?' and he said unto them, 'Do violence to no one, nor accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.'

Interlinear

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

but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 2184
Usage: 0

the soldiers
στρατεύομαι 
Strateuomai 
Usage: 7


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

ἐπερωτάω 
Eperotao 
Usage: 55

of him

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

λέγω 
Lego 
say , speak , call , tell ,
Usage: 1045

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we , us , we ourselves
Usage: 120

do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do , make , bring forth , commit , cause , work , show , bear , keep , fulfil , deal , perform , not tr , , vr do
Usage: 372

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

πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

Do violence to
διασείω 
Diaseio 
do violence to
Usage: 1

no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man , nothing , no , none , not , anything ,
Usage: 79

μηδέ 
mede 
neither , nor , not , nor yet , not once , no not , not so much as
Usage: 31

συκοφαντέω 
Sukophanteo 
Usage: 2

συκοφαντέω 
Sukophanteo 
Usage: 2

and

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

be content
ἀρκέω 
Arkeo 
Usage: 6

with
ὀψώνιον 
Opsonion 
Usage: 4

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

References

Context Readings

John The Baptist Begins His Ministry

13 And he said to them, "Collect no more than what you have been ordered to." 14 Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages." 15 Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ,


Cross References

Exodus 23:1

"You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Philippians 4:11

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

Exodus 20:16

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Leviticus 19:11

'You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.

1 Timothy 6:8-10

If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.

Hebrews 13:5-6

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,"

Matthew 8:5

And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him,

Luke 19:8

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."

Acts 10:7

When the angel who was speaking to him had left, he summoned two of his servants and a devout soldier of those who were his personal attendants,

Romans 13:9-10

For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

Philippians 2:15

so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

Titus 2:3

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,

Revelation 12:10

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.



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