Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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, that speak in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach upon the housetops. 28  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. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.


Cross References

Isaiah 8:12-13

Say not, A conspiracy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A conspiracy; neither fear you their threats, nor be afraid.

Isaiah 51:12

I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;

Matthew 25:46

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Luke 12:4-5

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Luke 16:22-26

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 3:14

But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and, Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

Psalm 119:120

My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also many vanities: but you fear God.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, who fear before him:

Isaiah 51:7

Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their revilings.

Isaiah 66:2

For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, says the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.

Jeremiah 5:22

Fear you not me? says the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence, who has placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though its waves toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

Daniel 3:10-18

You, O king, have made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image:

Matthew 5:22

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 10:26

Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Mark 9:43-48

And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

John 5:29

And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation.

Acts 20:23-24

Except that the Holy Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Hebrews 10:31

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

James 4:12

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who are you that judge another?

Revelation 2:10

Fear none of those things which you will suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.

Revelation 20:10-15

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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