Parallel Verses

King James Version

But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

New American Standard Bible

But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

Holman Bible

"Don't stop him," said Jesus, "because there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name who can soon afterwards speak evil of Me.

International Standard Version

But Jesus said, "Don't stop him, because no one who works a miracle in my name can slander me soon afterwards.

A Conservative Version

But Jesus said, Forbid him not, for there is no man who will do a mighty work in my name, and will be able quickly to speak evil of me.

American Standard Version

But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

Amplified

But Jesus said, Do not restrain or hinder or forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in My name will soon afterward be able to speak evil of Me.

An Understandable Version

But Jesus said, "Do not try to stop him, for there is not anyone who performs a supernatural deed using my name who will be able to quickly say something bad about me.

Anderson New Testament

But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one that will do a mighty deed in my name, and be able readily to speak evil of me.

Bible in Basic English

But Jesus said, Say not so: for there is no man who will do a great work in my name, and be able at the same time to say evil of me.

Common New Testament

But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for no one who does a miracle in my name can soon afterward speak evil of me.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but Jesus said, do not oppose him: for no man can speak evil of me, at the same time he works a miracle by virtue of my name.

Darby Translation

But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a miracle in my name, and be able soon after to speak ill of me;

Godbey New Testament

And Jesus said, Forbid him not. For there is no one who shall do a miracle in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

Goodspeed New Testament

But Jesus said, "Do not tell him not to do so, for there is no one who will use my name to do a mighty act, and be able soon after to abuse me.

John Wesley New Testament

And Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a miracle in my name, who can readily speak evil of me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But Jesus said, Forbid him not, for there is no one who does a miracle in my name that can then speak evil of me.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jesus said, Check him not: for there is no one who shall do power in my name, and shall be able quickly to revile me.

King James 2000

But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name, that can soon after speak evil of me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Jesus said, "Do not prevent him, because there is no one who does a miracle in my name and will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me.

Modern King James verseion

But Jesus said, Do not forbid him. For there is no one who shall do a work of power in My name who can lightly speak evil of Me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But Jesus said, "Forbid him not. For there is no man that shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

Moffatt New Testament

Jesus said, "Do not stop him; no one who performs any miracle in my name will be ready to speak evil of me.

Montgomery New Testament

"Do not try to stop him," Jesus answered, "for there is no one who performs a miracle in my name who can soon speak evil of me.

NET Bible

But Jesus said, "Do not stop him, because no one who does a miracle in my name will be able soon afterward to say anything bad about me.

New Heart English Bible

But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

Noyes New Testament

But Jesus said, Forbid him not. For no one, who shall do a miracle in my name, can readily speak evil of me.

Sawyer New Testament

And Jesus said, Forbid him not; for no one will perform a mighty work in my name, and be able lightly to speak evil of me.

The Emphasized Bible

But, Jesus, said - Do not forbid him! For, no one, is there, who shall do a work of power in my name, and have power, soon, to revile me;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then said Jesus, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall perform a miracle in my name, who will be able presently after to speak evil of me.

Twentieth Century New Testament

"None of you must prevent the man," answered Jesus, "for no one will use my name in working a miracle, and yet find it easy to speak evil of me.

Webster

But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.

Weymouth New Testament

"You should not have tried to hinder him," replied Jesus, "for there is no one who will use my name to perform a miracle and be able the next minute to speak evil of me.

Williams New Testament

Jesus said, "Do not try to stop him, for there is no one who will use my name to do a mighty deed, and then be able soon to abuse me.

World English Bible

But Jesus said, "Don't forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

Worrell New Testament

But Jesus said, "Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall exercise power in My name, and be able quickly to speak evil of Me;

Worsley New Testament

But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no one, that worketh a miracle in my name, and can presently speak evil of me:

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jesus said, 'Forbid him not, for there is no one who shall do a mighty work in my name, and shall be able readily to speak evil of me:

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

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

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

κωλύω 
Koluo 
Usage: 15

him

Usage: 0

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

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

no man
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

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

δύναμις 
Dunamis 
Usage: 95

in
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

ὄνομα 
Onoma 
name, named, called, surname , named , not tr
Usage: 162


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

can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

ταχύ 
Tachu 
Usage: 5

κακολογέω 
Kakologeo 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Whoever Is Not Against Us Is For Us

38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. 39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against us is on our part.


Cross References

Matthew 7:22-23

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Matthew 13:28-29

He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

Mark 10:13-14

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

Acts 19:13-16

Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

1 Corinthians 9:27

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 12:3

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 13:1-2

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Philippians 1:18

What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

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