Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

You blind men! Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy?

New American Standard Bible

"You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?

King James Version

Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Holman Bible

Blind people! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

A Conservative Version

Ye foolish and blind men, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

American Standard Version

Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Amplified

You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar which makes the gift sacred?

An Understandable Version

You blind people! Which is more important, the gift or the Altar that makes the gift sacred?

Anderson New Testament

Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Bible in Basic English

You blind ones: which is greater, the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy

Common New Testament

You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Daniel Mace New Testament

ye blind fools, which is most sacred, the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Darby Translation

Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Godbey New Testament

Ye blind: for which is the greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Goodspeed New Testament

You blind men! Which is greater, the offering, or the altar that makes the offering sacred?

John Wesley New Testament

Ye fools and blind; for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Ye fools and blind, for which one is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Julia Smith Translation

Foolish and blind: for which is the greater, the gift, or the altar, consecrating the gifts?

King James 2000

You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Blind [people]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy

Modern King James verseion

Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye fools and blind: whether is greater; the offering, or the altar which sanctifieth the offering?

Moffatt New Testament

You are blind! for which is the greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

Montgomery New Testament

"You blind! Which is greater, the offering or the altar which hallows the offering?

NET Bible

You are blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

New Heart English Bible

You blind men. For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Noyes New Testament

Blind men! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar flint sanctifieth the gift?

Sawyer New Testament

Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

The Emphasized Bible

Blind! for which is greater, The gift, or the altar that halloweth the gift?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Ye fools and blind! which is the greater, the gift, or the altar which consecrates the gift?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Blind indeed! Which is the more important? The offering? or the altar which gives sacredness to the offering?

Webster

Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

Weymouth New Testament

"You are blind! Why, which is greater? --the offering, or the altar which makes the offering holy?

Williams New Testament

You blind men! which is greater, the offering, or the altar that makes the offering sacred?

World English Bible

You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Worrell New Testament

Ye blind! for which is greater??he gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Worsley New Testament

O foolish and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifieth the gift?

Youngs Literal Translation

Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that is sanctifying the gift?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye fools
μωρός 
Moros 
Usage: 6

and

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

τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

is greater
μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

the gift
δῶρον 
Doron 
Usage: 9

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

the altar
θυσιαστήριον 
Thusiasterion 
Usage: 16

G37
ἁγιάζω 
Hagiazo 
Usage: 20

Context Readings

Jesus Condemns Their Hypocrisy

18 Again you say, "Whoever swears an oath by the altar is excused, but whoever swears by the gift that is on it must keep his oath.' 19 You blind men! Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy? 20 Therefore, the one who swears an oath by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.



Cross References

Exodus 29:37

You are to make atonement for the altar for seven days and consecrate it. It will be most holy, and whatever touches it will be holy."

Exodus 30:29

You are to consecrate them and they are to be most holy. Whatever touches them is to be holy.

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