Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

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

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.

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 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.

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 they have insulted and persecuted you, and have said every cruel thing about you falsely for my sake. 12 Be joyful and triumphant, because your reward is great in the Heavens; for so were the Prophets before you persecuted. 13 "*You* are the salt of the earth; but if salt has become tasteless, in what way can it regain its saltness? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown away and trodden on by the passers by.



Cross References

Luke 6:23

"Be glad at such a time, and dance for joy; for your reward is great in Heaven; for that is just the way their forefathers behaved to the Prophets!

Acts 5:41

They, therefore, left the Sanhedrin and went their way, rejoicing that they had been deemed worthy to suffer disgrace on behalf of the NAME.

1 Thessalonians 2:15

Those Jewish persecutors killed both the Lord Jesus and the Prophets, and drove us out of their midst. They are displeasing to God, and are the enemies of all mankind;

1 Peter 4:13

On the contrary, in the degree that you share in the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice, so that at the unveiling of His glory you may also rejoice with triumphant gladness.

1 Peter 4:13

On the contrary, in the degree that you share in the sufferings of the Christ, rejoice, so that at the unveiling of His glory you may also rejoice with triumphant gladness.

Romans 5:3

And not only so: we also exult in our sufferings, knowing as we do, that suffering produces fortitude;

Colossians 1:24

Now I can find joy amid my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my own person whatever is lacking in Christ's afflictions on behalf of His Body, the Church.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2-14

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2-27

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2-22

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

James 1:2-23

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

Matthew 6:1-2

"But beware of doing your good actions in the sight of men, in order to attract their gaze; if you do, there is no reward for you with your Father who is in Heaven.

Matthew 6:4-5

that your charities may be in secret; and then your Father--He who sees in secret--will recompense you.

Matthew 6:16

"When any of you fast, never assume gloomy looks as the hypocrites do; for they disfigure their faces in order that it may be evident to men that they are fasting. I solemnly tell you that they already have their reward.

Matthew 10:41-42

Every one who receives a prophet, because he is a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward, and every one who receives a righteous man, because he is a righteous man, will receive a righteous man's reward.

Matthew 16:27

For the Son of Man is soon to come in the glory of the Father with His angels, and then will He requite every man according to his actions.

Matthew 21:34-38

When vintage-time approached, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers to receive his share of the grapes;

Matthew 23:31-37

"So that you bear witness against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the Prophets.

Luke 6:35

Nevertheless love your enemies, be beneficent; and lend without hoping for any repayment. Then your recompense shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Luke 11:47-51

Alas for you! for you repair the tombs of the Prophets, whom your forefathers killed.

Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou who murderest the Prophets and stonest those who have been sent to thee, how often have I desired to gather thy children just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not come!

Acts 7:51-52

"O stiff-necked men, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you also are continually at strife with the Holy Spirit--just as your forefathers were.

Acts 16:25

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

1 Corinthians 3:8

Now in aim and purpose the planter and the waterer are one; and yet each will receive his own special reward, answering to his own special work.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For this our light and transitory burden of suffering is achieving for us a preponderating, yes, a vastly preponderating, and eternal weight of glory;

Philippians 2:17

Nay, even if my life is to be poured as a libation upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I rejoice, and I congratulate you all.

Colossians 3:24

For you know that it is from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. Christ is the Master whose bondservants you are.

Hebrews 11:6

But where there is no faith it is impossible truly to please Him; for the man who draws near to God must believe that there is a God and that He proves Himself a rewarder of those who earnestly try to find Him.

Hebrews 11:26

because he deemed the reproaches which he might meet with in the service of the Christ to be greater riches than all the treasures of Egypt; for he fixed his gaze on the coming reward.

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