Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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';

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
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

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

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

ἐσθίω 
Esthio 
Usage: 52

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

πίνω πίω πόω 
Pino 
drink, drink of
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

Joy

Watsons

Context Readings

A Question From John The Baptist

17 We played the flute for you, yet you did not dance; we wailed in mourning, yet you did not weep.' 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, 'Look at him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."



Cross References

Matthew 3:4

Now John wore clothing made from camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his diet consisted of locusts and wild honey.

Luke 1:15

for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.

John 7:20

The crowd answered, "You're possessed by a demon! Who is trying to kill you?"

John 8:48

The Judeans replied, "Aren't we correct in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed by a demon?"

John 10:20

Many of them were saying, "He is possessed by a demon and has lost his mind! Why do you listen to him?"

2 Kings 9:11

When Jehu rejoined his master's servants, they asked him, "Is everything all right? Why did this madman visit you?" He replied, "Ah, it's not important. You know what kind of man he is and the kinds of things he says."

Jeremiah 15:17

I did not spend my time in the company of other people, laughing and having a good time. I stayed to myself because I felt obligated to you and because I was filled with anger at what they had done.

Jeremiah 16:8-9

"'Do not go to a house where people are feasting and sit down to eat and drink with them either.

Jeremiah 29:26

"The Lord has made you priest in place of Jehoiada. He has put you in charge in the Lord's temple of controlling any lunatic who pretends to be a prophet. And it is your duty to put any such person in the stocks with an iron collar around his neck.

Hosea 9:7

The prophet is considered a fool -- the inspired man is viewed as a madman -- because of the multitude of your sins and your intense animosity.

Matthew 10:25

It is enough for the disciple to 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 defame the members of his household!

Acts 26:24

As Paul was saying these things in his defense, Festus exclaimed loudly, "You have lost your mind, Paul! Your great learning is driving you insane!"

1 Corinthians 9:27

Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.

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