Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

King James Version

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

Holman Bible

For John did not come eating or drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

International Standard Version

Because John didn't come eating or drinking, yet people say, "He has a demon!'

A Conservative Version

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.

American Standard Version

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.

Amplified

For John came neither eating nor drinking [with others], and they say, He has a demon!

An Understandable Version

For when John came, he did not eat or drink [on festive occasions] and people said, 'He is dominated by an evil spirit.'

Anderson New Testament

For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon.

Bible in Basic English

For John came, taking no food or drink, and they say, He has an evil spirit.

Common New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Daniel Mace New Testament

so John came with fasting and abstinence, and they say, he is mad.

Darby Translation

For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.

Godbey New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.

Goodspeed New Testament

For when John came, he neither ate nor drank, and people said, 'He has a demon!'

John Wesley New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say, He hath a devil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a devil.

Julia Smith Translation

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has an evil spirit.

King James 2000

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Modern King James verseion

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, he hath the devil.

Moffatt New Testament

For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and men say, 'He has a devil';

Montgomery New Testament

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, 'He has a demon';

NET Bible

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

New Heart English Bible

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Noyes New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say, He hath a demon.

Sawyer New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon;

The Emphasized Bible

For, John, came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say - A demon, he hath!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil:

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, when John came, neither eating nor drinking, men said 'He has a demon in him';

Webster

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.

Weymouth New Testament

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Williams New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking with others, and yet they said, 'He has a demon.'

World English Bible

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Worrell New Testament

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.'

Worsley New Testament

for John came neither eating nor drinking as others do, and they say, He is beside himself:

Youngs Literal Translation

'For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
Usage: 116

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

μήτε 
mete 
neither, nor, so much as, or
Usage: 24

ἐσθίω 
Esthio 
Usage: 52

μήτε 
mete 
neither, nor, so much as, or
Usage: 24

πίνω πίω πόω 
Pino 
Usage: 31

and

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

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

He hath
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

References

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

17 and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.' 18 "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!' 19 "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."



Cross References

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Luke 1:15

"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.

John 7:20

The crowd answered, "You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?"

John 8:48

The Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

John 10:20

Many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?"

2 Kings 9:11

Now Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?" And he said to them, "You know very well the man and his talk."

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, Nor did I exult Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone, For You filled me with indignation.

Jeremiah 16:8-9

"Moreover you shall not go into a house of feasting to sit with them to eat and drink."

Jeremiah 29:26

"The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,

Hosea 9:7

The days of punishment have come, The days of retribution have come; Let Israel know this! The prophet is a fool, The inspired man is demented, Because of the grossness of your iniquity, And because your hostility is so great.

Matthew 10:25

"It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!

Acts 26:24

While Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad."

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

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