Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 tell you in darkness you must speak in the daylight, and what is whispered in your ear you must shout from the housetops. 28 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. 29 "Two sparrows are sold for a penny, aren't they? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's permission.


Cross References

Isaiah 8:12-13

"Don't call conspiracy everything that this people calls conspiracy, and don't fear what they fear, or live in terror.

Isaiah 51:12

"I yes, I am the one who comforts you. Who are you, that you are so afraid of humans who will die, descendants of mere men, who have been made like grass?

Matthew 25:46

These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life."

Luke 12:4-5

"But I tell you, my friends, never be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can't do anything more.

Luke 16:22-26

"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

in blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who do not know God and on those who refuse to obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

1 Peter 3:14

But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. "Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles out of fear of you, and I am in awe of your judgments. Ayin

Ecclesiastes 5:7

In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, it is more important to fear God.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Even though a sinner does what is wrong a hundred times and still survives, nevertheless I also know that things will go well for those who fear God, who fear in his presence.

Isaiah 51:7

Listen to me, you who know righteousness, you people who have my instruction in their hearts. Don't fear the insults of mortals, and don't be dismayed at their hateful words.

Isaiah 66:2

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message.

Jeremiah 5:22

"You don't fear me, do you?' declares the LORD. "You don't tremble before me, do you? I'm the one who put the sand as a boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot cross. Though the waves toss, they cannot prevail against it, though they roar, they cannot cross it.'

Daniel 3:10-18

You, your majesty, issued this decree:

Matthew 5:22

But I say to you, anyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to punishment. And whoever says to his brother "Raka!' will be subject to the Council. And whoever says, "You fool!' will be subject to hell fire.

Matthew 10:26

"So never be afraid of them, because there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing secret that will not be made known.

Mark 9:43-48

So if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It's better for you to enter life injured than to have two hands and go to hell, to the fire that cannot be put out.

John 5:29

and will come out those who have done what is good to the resurrection that leads to life, and those who have practiced what is evil to the resurrection that ends in condemnation.

Acts 20:23-24

except that in town after town the Holy Spirit assures me that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me.

Acts 21:13

At this Paul replied, "What do you mean by crying and breaking my heart? I'm ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die for the name of the Lord Jesus!"

Romans 8:35-39

Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?

2 Timothy 4:6-8

I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for my departure has come.

Hebrews 10:31

It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.

Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and worship God in reverence and fear in a way that pleases him.

James 4:12

There is only one Lawgiver and Judge the one who can save and destroy. So who are you to judge your neighbor?

Revelation 2:10

Don't be afraid of what you are going to suffer. Look! The Devil is going to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested. For ten days you will undergo suffering. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the victor's crown of life.

Revelation 20:10-15

and the Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. They will be tortured day and night forever and ever.

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