Parallel Verses

Amplified

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).

New American Standard Bible

"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

King James Version

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Holman Bible

Don't fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

International Standard Version

Stop being afraid of those who kill the body but can't kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in hell.

A Conservative Version

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

American Standard Version

And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

An Understandable Version

And do not be afraid of those who can kill your body but not your soul. Instead, fear Him [i.e., God] who is able to destroy both your soul and body in hell. [See note on 5:29].

Anderson New Testament

And fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Bible in Basic English

And have no fear of those who put to death the body, but are not able to put to death the soul. But have fear of him who has power to give soul and body to destruction in hell.

Common New Testament

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Daniel Mace New Testament

fear not those who can only kill the body, but cannot hurt the soul: rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Darby Translation

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but fear rather him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Godbey New Testament

Be not afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but fear ye, rather him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Goodspeed New Testament

Have no fear of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. You had better be afraid of one who can destroy both soul and body in the pit.

John Wesley New Testament

And be not afraid of them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And fear not those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Julia Smith Translation

And fear not from those killing the body, and not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him able to destroy also soul and body in hell.

King James 2000

And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but instead be afraid of the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Modern King James verseion

And do not fear those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And fear ye not them which kill the body, and be not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body into hell.

Moffatt New Testament

Have no fear of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul: rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Montgomery New Testament

"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but fear rather him who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

NET Bible

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

New Heart English Bible

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Noyes New Testament

And fear not those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Sawyer New Testament

And fear not those who kill the body and are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

The Emphasized Bible

And be not in fear, by reason of them that are killing the body, - and, the soul, are not able to kill. But fear, rather, him who is able, both soul and body, to destroy in gehenna!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, and cannot kill the soul: but fear him rather who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in the Pit.

Webster

And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Weymouth New Testament

"And do not fear those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Williams New Testament

You must never be afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather you must keep on fearing Him who can destroy both soul and body in the pit.

World English Bible

Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.

Worrell New Testament

And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him Who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.

Worsley New Testament

And be not afraid of them, who can only kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.

Themes

Anger of God » To be dreaded

Apostles » Warned against a timid profession of Christ

Christian ministers » Charge delivered to

Christian ministers » Responsibility of

eternal Death » God alone can inflict

Eternal » For punishments, ancient modes of hell » Greek, gehenna), the place of punishment

Eternal » Wicked words of Christ concerning » Other references of Christ to

Everlasting » For punishments, ancient modes of hell » Greek, gehenna), the place of punishment

Everlasting » Future state of the wicked words of Christ concerning » Other references of Christ to

Fear » Who not to fear

Gehenna » Greek, the place of punishment

Hades » The unseen world, translated "hell" in av, but in the r. V. The word "hades" is retained

Hell » Gehenna

Hell » In the rv the greek word "gehenna" is translated "hell" in the following scriptures

Hell » The body suffers in

Hell » The soul suffers in

Immortality » Of the soul

Man's » Immortality » Of the soul

Martyrdom » Saints » Should not fear

Ministers » Should preach » With boldness

Power » Of God » Feared

God, Power of » Should be » Feared

Punishment » Eternal

Punishment » Future state of the wicked words of Christ concerning » Other references of Christ to

Soul » Immortal

the future » Punishment » Future state of the wicked » Hell » Greek, gehenna), the place of punishment

the future » Punishment future state of the wicked » Other references of Christ to

Words of Christ » Concerning the future state of the wicked » Other references of Christ to

Interlinear

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

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

φοβέω 
Phobeo 
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68
Usage: 68

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

ἀποκτείνω 
Apokteino 
Usage: 40

the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

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

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

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

to kill
ἀποκτείνω 
Apokteino 
Usage: 40

the soul
ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

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

to destroy
ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37


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

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

and

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

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

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

References

Context Readings

Fear God Rather Than People

27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28 And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna). 29 Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's leave (consent) and notice.


Cross References

Isaiah 8:12-13

Do not call conspiracy [or hard, or holy] all that this people will call conspiracy [or hard, or holy]; neither be in fear of what they fear, nor [make others afraid and] in dread.

Isaiah 51:12

I, even I, am He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,

Matthew 25:46

Then they will go away into eternal punishment, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God into eternal life.

Luke 12:4-5

I tell you, My friends, do not dread and be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have nothing more that they can do.

Luke 16:22-26

And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

To deal out retribution (chastisement and vengeance) upon those who do not know or perceive or become acquainted with God, and [upon those] who ignore and refuse to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 3:14

But even in case you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, [you are] blessed (happy, to be envied). Do not dread or be afraid of their threats, nor be disturbed [by their opposition].

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles and shudders for fear and reverential, worshipful awe of You, and I am afraid and in dread of Your judgments.

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For in a multitude of dreams there is futility and worthlessness, and ruin in a flood of words. But [reverently] fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times and his days [seemingly] are prolonged [in his wickedness], yet surely I know that it will be well with those who [reverently] fear God, who revere and worship Him, realizing His continual presence.

Isaiah 51:7

Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings.

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands.

Jeremiah 5:22

Do you not fear and reverence Me? says the Lord. Do you not tremble before Me? I placed the sand for the boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass and by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss and shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail [against the feeble grains of sand which God has ordained by nature to be sufficient for His purpose]; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier]. [Is not such a God to be reverently feared and worshiped?]

Daniel 3:10-18

You, O king, have made a decree that every man who hears the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer or bagpipe, and every kind of music shall fall down and worship the golden image,

Matthew 5:22

But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the court; and whoever speaks contemptuously and insultingly to his brother shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed by the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, You cursed fool! [You empty-headed idiot!] shall be liable to and unable to escape the hell (Gehenna) of fire.

Matthew 10:26

So have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.

Mark 9:43-48

And if your hand puts a stumbling block before you and causes you to sin, cut it off! It is more profitable and wholesome for you to go into life [ that is really worthwhile] maimed than with two hands to go to hell (Gehenna), into the fire that cannot be put out.

John 5:29

And they shall come out -- "those who have practiced doing good [will come out] to the resurrection of [new] life, and those who have done evil will be raised for judgment [raised to meet their sentence].

Acts 20:23-24

Except that the Holy Spirit clearly and emphatically affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul replied, What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart like this? For I hold myself in readiness not only to be arrested and bound and imprisoned at Jerusalem, but also [even] to die for the name of the Lord Jesus.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already about to be sacrificed [my life is about to be poured out as a drink offering]; the time of my [spirit's] release [from the body] is at hand and I will soon go free.

Hebrews 10:31

It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties and be cast into the hands of the living God!

Hebrews 11:35

[Some] women received again their dead by a resurrection. Others were tortured to death with clubs, refusing to accept release [offered on the terms of denying their faith], so that they might be resurrected to a better life.

Hebrews 12:28-29

Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe;

James 4:12

One only is the Lawgiver and Judge Who is able to save and to destroy [the One Who has the absolute power of life and death]. [But you] who are you that [you presume to] pass judgment on your neighbor?

Revelation 2:10

Fear nothing that you are about to suffer. [Dismiss your dread and your fears!] Behold, the devil is indeed about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested and proved and critically appraised, and for ten days you will have affliction. Be loyally faithful unto death [even if you must die for it], and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 20:10-15

Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).

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