Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops. 28 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. 29 "Aren't two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father's will,


Cross References

Isaiah 8:12-13

"Don't say, 'A conspiracy!' concerning all about which this people say, 'A conspiracy!' neither fear their threats, nor be terrorized.

Isaiah 51:12

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

Matthew 25:46

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

Luke 12:4-5

"I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Luke 16:22-26

It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

giving vengeance to those who don't know God, and to those who don't obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus,

1 Peter 3:14

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Don't fear what they fear, neither be troubled."

Psalm 119:120

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

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.

Ecclesiastes 8:12-13

Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

Isaiah 51:7

"Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; don't fear the reproach of men, neither be dismayed at their insults.

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things has my hand made, and [so] all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Jeremiah 5:22

Don't you fear me?' says Yahweh 'Won't you tremble at my presence, who have placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it can't pass it? and though its waves toss themselves, yet they can't prevail; though they roar, yet they can't 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, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image;

Matthew 5:22

But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.

Matthew 10:26

Therefore don't be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed; and hidden that will not be known.

Mark 9:43-48

If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,

John 5:29

and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.

Acts 20:23-24

except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me.

Acts 21:13

Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, 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? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

2 Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.

Hebrews 10:31

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

Hebrews 11:35

Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, receiving a Kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe,

James 4:12

Only one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge another?

Revelation 2:10

Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Revelation 20:10-15

The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are also. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

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