Parallel Verses

NET Bible

Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.

New American Standard Bible

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

King James Version

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Holman Bible

Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

International Standard Version

Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."

A Conservative Version

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, because your reward is great in the heavens, for so they persecuted the prophets before you.

American Standard Version

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

Amplified

Be glad and exceedingly joyful, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for in this same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

An Understandable Version

Be happy and very glad, for your reward in heaven will be great. For they persecuted the prophets [who lived] before you in the same way.

Anderson New Testament

Rejoice, and leap for joy; for great is your reward in heaven: for so did they persecute the prophets who were before you.

Bible in Basic English

Be glad and full of joy; for great is your reward in heaven: for so were the prophets attacked who were before you.

Common New Testament

Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great will be your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Darby Translation

Rejoice and exult, for your reward is great in the heavens; for thus have they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Godbey New Testament

Rejoice, and he exceedingly glad: because your reward is great in the heavens: for in this manner they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Goodspeed New Testament

Be glad and exult over it, for you will be richly rewarded in heaven, for that is the way they persecuted the prophets who went before you!

John Wesley New Testament

Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Julia Smith Translation

Rejoice and be transported with joy; for much your reward in the heavens for so they drove out the prophets which before you.

King James 2000

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Rejoice and be glad, because your reward [is] great in heaven, for in the [same] way they persecuted the prophets before you.

Modern King James verseion

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward in Heaven is great. For so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Rejoice, and be glad: for great is your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the prophets which were before your days.

Moffatt New Testament

rejoice and exult in it, for your reward is rich in heaven; that is how they persecuted the prophets before you.

Montgomery New Testament

"Rejoice and exult in it, because your reward was great in the heavens; for so did they persecute the prophets before you.

New Heart English Bible

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Noyes New Testament

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven; for so did they persecute the prophets that were before you.

Sawyer New Testament

Rejoice and exult, for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

The Emphasized Bible

Rejoice and exult, because, your reward, is great in the heavens; for, so, persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Rejoice and exult; for plenteous is your reward in the heavens: for just so they persecuted the prophets who went before you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Be glad and rejoice, because your reward in Heaven will be great; for so men persecuted the Prophets who lived before you.

Webster

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Weymouth New Testament

Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted.

Williams New Testament

Keep on rejoicing and leaping for ecstasy, for your reward will be rich in heaven; for this is the way they persecuted the prophets who lived before you.

World English Bible

Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Worrell New Testament

Rejoice, and exult; because great is your reward in Heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.

Worsley New Testament

rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great will be your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets, that were before you.

Youngs Literal Translation

rejoice ye and be glad, because your reward is great in the heavens, for thus did they persecute the prophets who were before you.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
χαίρω 
Chairo 
Usage: 60

and

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

G21
ἀγαλλιάω 
Agalliao 
Usage: 8

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
γάρ 
Gar 
that, for, because, how that, how,
for, , not tr
Usage: 764
Usage: 825

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

is your
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

μισθός 
Misthos 
Usage: 13

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

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

διώκω 
Dioko 
Usage: 28

the prophets
προφήτης 
Prophetes 
Usage: 105


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

πρό 
Pro 
before, above, above ... ago, or ever
Usage: 34

Context Readings

The Beatitudes

11 "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way. 13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people.



Cross References

Luke 6:23

Rejoice in that day, and jump for joy, because your reward is great in heaven. For their ancestors did the same things to the prophets.

Acts 5:41

So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God and are opposed to all people,

1 Peter 4:13

But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad.

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they mocked God's messengers, despised his warnings, and ridiculed his prophets. Finally the Lord got very angry at his people and there was no one who could prevent his judgment.

Romans 5:3

Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my physical body -- for the sake of his body, the church -- what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ.

James 1:2

My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,

Genesis 15:1

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram! I am your shield and the one who will reward you in great abundance."

Ruth 2:12

May the Lord reward your efforts! May your acts of kindness be repaid fully by the Lord God of Israel, from whom you have sought protection!"

1 Kings 18:4

When Jezebel was killing the Lord's prophets, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in two caves in two groups of fifty. He also brought them food and water.)

1 Kings 18:13

Certainly my master is aware of what I did when Jezebel was killing the Lord's prophets. I hid one hundred of the Lord's prophets in two caves in two groups of fifty and I brought them food and water.

1 Kings 19:2

Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah with this warning, "May the gods judge me severely if by this time tomorrow I do not take your life as you did theirs!"

1 Kings 19:10-14

He answered, "I have been absolutely loyal to the Lord, the sovereign God, even though the Israelites have abandoned the agreement they made with you, torn down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left and now they want to take my life."

1 Kings 21:20

When Elijah arrived, Ahab said to him, "So, you have found me, my enemy!" Elijah replied, "I have found you, because you are committed to doing evil in the sight of the Lord.

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, "There is still one man through whom we can seek the Lord's will. But I despise him because he does not prophesy prosperity for me, but disaster. His name is Micaiah son of Imlah. Jehoshaphat said, "The king should not say such things."

1 Kings 22:26-27

Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the city official and Joash the king's son.

2 Kings 1:9

The king sent a captain and his fifty soldiers to retrieve Elijah. The captain went up to him, while he was sitting on the top of a hill. He told him, "Prophet, the king says, 'Come down!'"

2 Chronicles 16:10

Asa was so angry at the prophet, he put him in jail. Asa also oppressed some of the people at that time.

2 Chronicles 24:20-22

God's Spirit energized Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood up before the people and said to them, "This is what God says: 'Why are you violating the commands of the Lord? You will not be prosperous! Because you have rejected the Lord, he has rejected you!'"

Nehemiah 9:26

"Nonetheless they grew disobedient and rebelled against you; they disregarded your law. They killed your prophets who had solemnly admonished them in order to cause them to return to you. They committed atrocious blasphemies.

Psalm 19:11

Yes, your servant finds moral guidance there; those who obey them receive a rich reward.

Psalm 58:11

Then observers will say, "Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded! Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth!"

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked person earns deceitful wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a genuine reward.

Isaiah 3:10

Tell the innocent it will go well with them, for they will be rewarded for what they have done.

Jeremiah 2:30

"It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion."

Jeremiah 26:8

Jeremiah had just barely finished saying all the Lord had commanded him to say to all the people. All at once some of the priests, the prophets, and the people grabbed him and shouted, "You deserve to die!

Jeremiah 26:21-23

When the king and all his bodyguards and officials heard what he was prophesying, the king sought to have him executed. But Uriah found out about it and fled to Egypt out of fear.

Matthew 6:1-2

"Be careful not to display your righteousness merely to be seen by people. Otherwise you have no reward with your Father in heaven.

Matthew 6:4-5

so that your gift may be in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:16

"When you fast, do not look sullen like the hypocrites, for they make their faces unattractive so that people will see them fasting. I tell you the truth, they have their reward.

Matthew 10:41-42

Whoever receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. Whoever receives a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward.

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.

Matthew 21:34-38

When the harvest time was near, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his portion of the crop.

Matthew 23:31-37

By saying this you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.

Luke 11:47-51

Woe to you! You build the tombs of the prophets whom your ancestors killed.

Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would have none of it!

Acts 7:51-52

"You stubborn people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit, like your ancestors did!

Acts 16:25

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the rest of the prisoners were listening to them.

1 Corinthians 3:8

The one who plants and the one who waters work as one, but each will receive his reward according to his work.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

Philippians 2:17

But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you.

Colossians 3:24

because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 11:6

Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Hebrews 11:26

He regarded abuse suffered for Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for his eyes were fixed on the reward.

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