Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Is it not permitted for me to do what I want with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

New American Standard Bible

Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’

King James Version

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Holman Bible

Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’

International Standard Version

I am allowed to do what I want with my own money, am I not? Or are you envious because I'm generous?'

American Standard Version

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Amplified

Am I not lawfully permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’

An Understandable Version

Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my own money? Or, is it that your eye is envious because I choose to be so generous?'

Anderson New Testament

Is it not allowed me to do what I will with my own? Or, is your eye envious, because I am good?

Bible in Basic English

Have I not the right to do as seems good to me in my house? or is your eye evil, because I am good?

Common New Testament

Is it not lawful for me to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

Daniel Mace New Testament

can't I do what I will with my own? because I am bountiful, are you invidious?

Darby Translation

is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because I am good?

Godbey New Testament

Is it not lawful for me to do as I wish with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Goodspeed New Testament

Have I no right to do what I please with what is mine? Or do you begrudge my generosity?'

John Wesley New Testament

Is it not lawful for me, to do what I will with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Julia Smith Translation

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my things? Or is thine eye evil because I am good

King James 2000

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Is it not permitted for me to do whatever I want with [what is] mine? Or is your eye evil because I am generous?'

Modern King James verseion

Is it not lawful for me to do what I want with my own? Is your eye evil because I am good?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Is it not lawful for me to do as me listeth, with mine own? Is thine eye evil because I am good?

Moffatt New Testament

Can I not do as I please with what belongs to me? Have you a grudge because I am generous?'

Montgomery New Testament

"Have I not the right to do what I choose with my own property? Or is your eye evil because I am generous?'

NET Bible

Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

New Heart English Bible

Is not it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?'

Noyes New Testament

Am I not free to do what I will with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Sawyer New Testament

Is it not right for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil because I am good?

The Emphasized Bible

Is it not allowed me to do, what I please, with my own? or is, thine eye, evil, because I good?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Have not I the right to do as I choose with what is mine? Are you envious because I am liberal?'

Webster

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? is thy eye evil because I am good?

Weymouth New Testament

Have I not a right to do what I choose with my own property? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

Williams New Testament

Have I not the right to do what I please with my own money? Or, is your eye causing you to be covetous, because I am generous?

World English Bible

Isn't it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?'

Worrell New Testament

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?'

Worsley New Testament

and may I not do what I will with my own?

Youngs Literal Translation

is it not lawful to me to do what I will in mine own? is thine eye evil because I am good?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Is it
ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful, may, let
Usage: 24

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful, may, let
Usage: 24

for me
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

to do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I will
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἐμός 
Emos 
my, mine, mine own, of me, I
Usage: 25

Is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

eye
ὀφθαλμός 
Ophthalmos 
Usage: 57

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Workers In The Vineyard

14 Take thine and go. But I want to give to this last man, as to thee also. 15 Is it not permitted for me to do what I want with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last will be first, and the first last, for many are called but few chosen.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:9

Beware that there not be a base thought in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand, and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou give him nothing, and he cry to LORD against thee, and it be

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye is bad, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Mark 7:22

covetings, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, reviling, pride, foolishness.

Mark 7:22

covetings, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, reviling, pride, foolishness.

Romans 9:15-24

For he says to Moses, I will be merciful to whom I may be merciful, and I will be compassionate to whomever I may be compassionate.

Exodus 33:19

And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of LORD before thee. {I will be merciful to whom I may be merciful, and I will be compassionate to whomever I may be compassionate (LXX/NT)}.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

For thou are a holy people to LORD thy God. LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 28:54

The man who is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his sons whom he has remaining,

1 Chronicles 28:4-5

However LORD, the God of Israel, chose me out of all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For he has chosen Judah to be ruler, and in the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father he

Proverbs 28:22

He who has an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not know that want shall come upon him.

Jeremiah 27:5-7

I have made the earth, the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and I give it to whom it seems right to me.

Jonah 4:1-4

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.

Matthew 11:25

Jesus having responded at that time, said, I extol thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, because thou hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to the childlike.

John 17:2

just as thou gave him authority over all flesh, so that all things that thou have given him, he will give them eternal life.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled of envy, and contradicted the things spoken by Paul, contradicting and slandering.

Romans 11:5-6

So then also at this present time there has become a remnant according to the selection of grace.

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who makes thee different? And what have thou that thou did not receive? And also if thou received it, why do thou boast as not having received it?

Ephesians 1:11

in him in whom also we obtained an inheritance. Having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the deliberation of his will.

Ephesians 2:1

Even you, who were dead in trespasses and sins

Ephesians 2:5

even us being dead in the transgressions, he made alive together with the Christ (ye are saved by grace),

James 1:18

Having deliberated, he begot us by the word of truth for us to be a certain first fruit of his creatures.

James 5:9

Do not grumble, brothers, against each other, so that ye not be judged. Behold, the judge stands before the doors.

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