Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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?

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?'

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?

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 permitted to do what I choose with what is mine? [Or do you begrudge my being generous?] Is your eye evil because I am good?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine 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 what’s yours and go. I want to give this last man the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’ 16 “So the last will be first, and the first last.”


Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:9

Be careful that there isn’t this wicked thought in your heart, ‘The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,’ and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him nothing. He will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty.

Matthew 6:23

But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness!

Mark 7:22

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

Proverbs 23:6

Don’t eat a stingy person’s bread,
and don’t desire his choice food,

Romans 9:15-24

For He tells Moses:I will show mercy
to whom I will show mercy,
and I will have compassion
on whom I will have compassion.

Exodus 33:19

He said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”

Deuteronomy 7:6-8

For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be His own possession out of all the peoples on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 28:54

The most sensitive and refined man among you will look grudgingly at his brother, the wife he embraces, and the rest of his children,

1 Chronicles 28:4-5

“Yet the Lord God of Israel chose me out of all my father’s household to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah, my father’s household, and from my father’s sons, He was pleased to make me king over all Israel.

Proverbs 28:22

A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

Jeremiah 27:5-7

By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.

Jonah 4:1-4

But Jonah was greatly displeased and became furious.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said,“I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants.

John 17:2

for You gave Him authority
over all flesh;
so He may give eternal life
to all You have given Him.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him.

Romans 11:5-6

In the same way, then, there is also at the present time a remnant chosen by grace.

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn’t receive? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as if you hadn’t received it?

Ephesians 1:11

We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will,

Ephesians 2:1

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins

Ephesians 2:5

made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!

James 1:18

By His own choice, He gave us a new birth by the message of truth so that we would be the firstfruits of His creatures.

James 5:9

Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

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